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Grammar help please!

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NorkyButNice Tue 15-Jul-08 15:09:47

In the sentence "It is hotter today" - what is the word "hotter" (ie verb, noun, adjective, adverb etc)?

margoandjerry Tue 15-Jul-08 15:11:58


taipo Tue 15-Jul-08 15:12:20

It's an adjective, in the comparative form.

AMumInScotland Tue 15-Jul-08 15:12:56

I think it's an adjective. A comparative one. Because you're sort of saying "It's a hotter day today"

NorkyButNice Tue 15-Jul-08 16:01:35

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"?

AMumInScotland Tue 15-Jul-08 16:12:29

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.

witchandchips Tue 15-Jul-08 16:21:49

It is actually a predicative adjective (a type of complement). It defines or modifies the subject (in this case It)

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