1. Tania was a wonderful singer, but she's past her prime. 2. I called out to him as he ran past.?
Could you please tell me where in the above 2 sentences 'past' is adverb and preposition and explain why it is adverb in one place and preposition in another?
- GypsyfishLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
"past her prime" is a prepositional phrase. Compare it to the propositional phrases "in our time" or "for our time" and you can see that "past" is being used as a preposition, with a noun object.
Adverbs often tell when, where an dhow, so in "as he ran past", past is an adverb modifying "ran"- telling where he ran.
- Anonymous1 month ago
I can tell you that
1. Tania was a wonderful singer, but she's past her prime. 2. I called out to him as he ran past.? is NOT a question, so you shouldn't have posted it and violated guidelines.