Some words in Russian do not haveunambiguous belonging to a certain part of speech. One of them is the word "better". Which part of the speech is "better"? This word can equally be an adverb, an adjective and a particle. It all depends on the context.
For example, such a sentence:
- "I can run better."
The word "better" in this example is an adverb. To test this, you need to ask: Can I run like that? - better.
- "My car is better than yours."
Here, "better" is an adjective in a comparative degree. The machine is what? "The car's better."
- "It's better not to be late for school".
In this case, the word "better" is not so significant, it only makes a semantic emphasis on subsequent words, therefore it is used as a particle.