Monday, January 25, 2010

Parts of Speech with Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien

Here is a cartoon from the January 25th issue of Newsweek that provides a perfect example of how a word can be used as a different part of speech to a comedic effect.

Jay's back - Jay is back. (back is an adverb)
Conan's back - Conan's (possesive) back. (back as a noun)

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