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Question for the week
When is it correct to use towards?
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Kay who has lengthy grammatical discussions with her16-year-old daughter asks...
In the sentence, "Please send me no roses," what part of speech is the word please?
Anne answers...
Please is an adverb when used as a polite addition to requests or demands.
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