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    Default Noun as adverbs

    Hi,

    Can anyone please help me with my confusion on the following sentence.

    "I found his book inside the room."

    Which is the correct adverb?

    The options are : inside the room, inside and room.

    I know that the answer is the adverbial phrase "inside the room". But the questions I am raising are :

    Is "inside" correct or not?

    What about if "room" only?

    Does the word "room" function as adverb in this sentence?

    Is it a noun adverb?

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,

    Lhanz
    Last edited by LhanzAme; 12-Jun-2013 at 04:15.

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    Default Re: Noun as adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by LhanzAme View Post
    Hi,

    Can anyone please help me with my confusion on the following sentence.

    "I found his book inside the room."

    Which is the correct answer?

    We have given the answers as : inside the room or room.

    Is "inside" correct or not

    What about if "room" only?

    Is it still correct or is it the real noun adverb? I don't understand the question.

    Thanks in advance.

    Welcome to the forum.

    Please look at my corrections to your post and remember the rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Capitalise the word "I" and all proper nouns.

    I don't really understand your question. Do you mean that you have been told that "I found his book inside the room" and "I found his book room" are both possible?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Noun as adverbs

    Also, as well as your question to us, what is the question which you want the correct answer to?
    There's no point giving us two answers to choose between if we don't know the question.

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    I think the question may be whether inside room is also correct- it isn't.

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    Default Re: Noun as adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by LhanzAme View Post
    Hi,

    anyone please help me with my confusion on the following sentence.

    I found his book inside the room.

    which is the correct answer?

    we have given the answers as : inside the room or room ...

    is "inside correct or not?"

    what about if "room" only?



    is it still correct?

    or is it the real noun adverb?
    thanks in advance
    I am not sure I understand the title. There is no noun that is an adverb in your sentence. There is an adverbial prepositional phrase "in the room" that modifies the verb "found'.

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    Default Re: Noun as adverbs

    Hi,
    Thank you for the replies. I just want to clarify some points regarding the sentence below.

    The instruction is to find the adverb in this sentence, "I found his book inside the room."

    Now, there are three options: inside the house, inside or room.

    I know that the adverbial phrase is "inside the house", but someone told me that "room" alone is also correct.

    So, the question is whether "room" is correct or not?


    ​Thanks.
    Last edited by LhanzAme; 12-Jun-2013 at 18:15.

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    Default Re: Noun as adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by LhanzAme View Post
    Hi,
    Thank you for the replies. I just want to clarify some points regarding the sentence below.

    The instruction is to find the adverb in this sentence, "I found his book inside the house."

    Now, there are three options: inside the house, inside or room.

    I know that the adverbial phrase is "inside the house", but someone told me that "room" alone is also correct.

    So, the question is whether "room" is correct or not?


    ​Thanks.
    Forgetting any distinction between 'room' and 'house', which is no doubt an error:
    It's an unfair question. "Inside the room" is an adverbial phrase. In "I found the book inside", "inside" is an adverb.
    Neither 'room' nor 'house' can possibly be an adverb.

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    Default Re: Noun as adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by LhanzAme View Post
    Hi,
    Thank you for the replies. I just want to clarify some points regarding the sentence below.

    The instruction is to find the adverb in this sentence, "I found his book inside the house."

    Now, there are three options: inside the house, inside or room.

    I know that the adverbial phrase is "inside the house", but someone told me that "room" alone is also correct.

    So, the question is whether "room" is correct or not?


    ​Thanks.
    The word "room" isn't even in that sentence, so it can't possibly be right.

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    Default Re: Noun as adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    The word "room" isn't even in that sentence, so it can't possibly be right.
    I think that was a typo/thinko, covered in my answer.

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