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    Is the word TWICE an adjective or adverb?

    Reading in dictionaries, they define it as an adverb which in most cases makes sense.

    But how does that work in these examples:

    Twice a number is four.

    Twice the length is 10 feet

    She is twice her age.

    Here is seems to be an adjective modifiying a noun. Can someone please explain? THanks

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    Re: Is the word TWICE an adjective or adverb?

    Quote Originally Posted by alkaspeltzar View Post
    Reading in dictionaries, they define it as an adverb which in most cases makes sense.

    But how does that work in these examples:

    Twice a number is four.

    Twice the length is 10 feet

    She is twice her age.

    Here is seems to be an adjective modifiying a noun. Can someone please explain? THanks
    twice predeterminer/adverb - definition in British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionary Online

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    Re: Is the word TWICE an adjective or adverb?

    SO not to ask a stupid question, but a predeterminer is basically just an adjective right?

    I read this:
    predeterminer (plural predeterminers)
    1.(grammar) The function of a phrase that precedes a determiner in a noun phrase and modifies the head noun.

    Sounds like it is an adjective, that can be infront of others at times, and yet modify the main noun in a noun phrase
    Thanks for the help

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    Re: Is the word TWICE an adjective or adverb?

    Adjective. It means 'multiplied by 2'.

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