DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2014.11.012
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Osondu C. Unegbu

Abstract: The concept of word classes (parts of speech) has always generated controversy among linguists. The earlier Prescriptive and Descriptive Schools might have set the pace for this controversy but the present dilemma is much deeper. Learners and even teachers are sometimes at quandary as to how to proof that a particular word belongs to a particular class. This is because a word may sometimes belong to several classes, in context as in the word "watch" which can belong to different classes. This paper therefore…

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