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In the sentence "It is hotter today" - what is the word "hotter" (ie verb, noun, adjective, adverb etc)?
It's an adjective, in the comparative form.
I think it's an adjective. A comparative one. Because you're sort of saying "It's a hotter day today"
I thought so - am having an argument with a guy at work who reckons it's an adverb as it's describing the verb "is"?
No, it's describing the "It" - the day.To be an adverb it would be "hotly" - you might say something hotly, then it would be an adverb because it's descibing the way you are saying it.
It is actually a predicative adjective (a type of complement). It defines or modifies the subject (in this case It)
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