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part of speech of word "like" #1 (permalink) Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:57 am   part of speech of word "like"
 

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Is the following sentence correct in grammar?
I don't feel like it.
What is the part of the word "like" here? verb? adjective? or any other.
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part of speech of word "like" #2 (permalink) Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:36 am   part of speech of word "like"
 

Apart from 'any other' on the end (it would need to be 'another part') it's an acceptable shortened form of this:
What is the part of the word "like" here? Is it a verb, an adjective or another part.
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part of speech of word "like" #3 (permalink) Sun Aug 26, 2012 15:57 pm   part of speech of word "like"
 

Yes, Beeez, thank you
So, what do you think about the word "like" here
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part of speech of word "like" #4 (permalink) Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:14 am   part of speech of word "like"
 

Hello,

I have been waiting for the answer, too. Since no one has answered yet, may I give my two cents?

First, to simplify things, let's change your sentence to the affirmative:

Tom: Why are you eating 10 donuts?

Mona: Because I FEEL LIKE IT.

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1. I think that most teachers tell us that "like" is a preposition in your sentence.

a. I = subject.

b. feel = verb.

c. like = preposition.

d. it ("eating 10 donuts") = pronoun; object of the preposition "like."

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2. I think that some teachers (and older grammar books) tell us that "like" is REALLY (= in fact) an adjective.

a. I = pronoun.

b. feel = linking verb. (For example: I feel sick/sad/angry. Therefore: I feel LIKE (an adjective, too).

c. like = adjective.

d. unto = an "understood" preposition that you almost never actually say or write.

e. it = pronoun (object of the "understood" preposition).

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I can understand why most people simply classify "like" as a preposition in your kind of sentence.

I am eager to see what other posters say.

Sincerely yours,

James
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part of speech of word "like" #5 (permalink) Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:20 pm   part of speech of word "like"
 

I also think it's a preposition.
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part of speech of word "like" #6 (permalink) Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:07 am   part of speech of word "like"
 

Thank you, Dozy.
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