Label a Word According to How It Is Operating in the Sentence
While every word functions as at least one part of speech (e.g., noun, verb, adjective), you have to determine how it is operating in a sentence before you can label it.
Here are some examples:
• No, I don't want cream cheese.
(No is functioning as an adverb and it is modifying the whole sentence.)
• We have no bagels.
(No is functioning as an adjective and it is modifying the noun, bagels.)
• I counted two yesses and one no. So that will be two bagels with raisins and one bagel without.
(No is functioning as a noun.)