Considering the following sentences:
- Don't listen to those other people.
- You should always use prefixes with your table names.
- I have even started using them in normal writing.
- See how effective it is?
- People can understand your writing better.
I am prefixing these words with abbreviations marking their parts of speech as a demonstration of why prefixes in general are a bad idea, and some of the words are giving me trouble to classify them. (The message is supposed to be an implicit proof of why adding prefixes to table names in a database is terrible. But I'd like to get it right.)
I've also realized that I'm not sure whether it's best to notate the base part of speech or the inflected part of speech it's functioning as, and would appreciate thoughts on that.
For reference, here is my stab at it:
- com-Don't ver-Listen prep-To adj-Those adj-Other nou-People.
- pro-You aux-Should adv-Always ver-Use nou-Prefixes prep-With pro-Your adj-Table nou-Names.
pro-I aux-Have adv-Even ver-Started ver-Using pro-Them prep-In adj-Normal nou-Writing.
com-See adv-How adj-Effective pr-It ver-Is?
- nou-People aux-Can ver-Understand pro-Your nou-Writing adv-Better!
(where com means command verb)
- Are those and other adjectives or determinatives? Both? Which makes more sense?
- Should I call table of table names a noun or an adjective, as it is functioning as an adjective but the base word is a noun?
- Are using and writing gerunds, verbs, or some other part of speech?
I considered differentiating between pronouns and possessive pronouns, but no obvious abbreviation jumped out at me.
This question is closed, and has been replaced by the following three questions:
- Adjectives vs. determinatives
- Nouns vs. nouns used as adjectives
- Verbs vs. gerunds vs. something else