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Hello, first of all, thank you for reading my question.

I want to ask that what types of word is "partly" and increase in this sentence?

They're probably coming partly because of population increase.

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First , what do you think, please?

Clive

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I want to ask: what types of the word 'partly' in the sentence below. Is "partly" is an adjective or an adverb


They're probably coming partly because of population increase.

I'm sorry. I want to know that what types of the word "partly" in the sentence below. Is partly an adjective or an adverb?

They're probably coming partly because of population increase.

Phương Anh HoàngI want to ask: what types of the word 'partly' in the sentence below. Is "partly" is an adjective or an adverb

OK.


Adjectives modify (describe) nouns or pronouns. Adjectives usually come directly before a noun. They also come after a linking verb to describe the subject (a noun).

Adverbs modify adjectives and verbs. They answer questions such as "when?" where?" how much? "why?" "to what extent?", "how far?" and "how?". Many adverbs are formed from a base word + the ending -ly.


Here are the nouns and pronouns in your sentence:

They
population
increase

Does "partly" describe any of these three words? Is it placed directly before one of them? If the answer is "yes", then it is an adjective.

Does "partly" answer the question "how much" or "to what extent?" If the answer is "yes", then it is an adverb.

What is your answer now?

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I guess "partly" in this sentence is an adverb. Anyway, I really appreciate your response. Have a nice day!!🧡
Phương Anh Hoàng I guess "partly" in this sentence is an adverb. Anyway, I really appreciate your response. Have a nice day!!🧡

Do not guess! You are absolutely confident in your correct answer because the word has the -ly ending and it answers "how much?" and there is no noun after it.