What part of speech is “grateful”

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grateful is an adjective used to describe a feeling of being thankful or appreciative. It demonstrates a positive attitude of showing gratitude to someone or something.

grateful can also be used to describe someone's expression of this feeling. It must always reference the feeling or expression of gratitude and it is not used in a present progressive form ('I am gratefuling').

1. I am so grateful for the help you have given me.

2. He has always expressed a grateful attitude to his family.

3. I am grateful for the opportunity to meet new people.

common mistakes include using the verb form of this word (gratefuling), which is not correct in English. Additionally, it is not proper usage to use the word 'greatful' as an alternative spelling.

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