What part of speech is “late”

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Late is also commonly used as an adjective to indicate that something is happening after the expected or usual time.

1. This is my late submission.

2. The late bus left without us.

3. The late lunch made me too full for dinner.

When late is used as an adjective, it is usually preceded by a determiner such as the, this, or his, but not an article.


when used as an adverb, late is used to indicate a time that is after the expected or usual time.

1. She arrived late.

2. He left late.

3. They finished late.

Unlike other adverbs, late is not typically modified with an adverb such as very or almost.

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