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    A Noun,a Preposition an Adverb or an Adjective?

    Hi,
    In sentence " I am here." , what is the function of " here "? Is " here " a noun, a preposition, an adjective or an adverb? And why? In most dictionaries , it is accepted as an adverb, however in Dictionary.com it is an adjective.
    Another problem in another sentence: " We are your friends. "
    " Friends " is a noun not an adjective. Why? How could I discriminate ?
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    Re: A Noun,a Preposition an Adverb or an Adjective?

    Quote Originally Posted by Radres View Post
    Hi,
    In sentence " I am here." , what is the function of " here "? Is " here " a noun, a preposition, an adjective or an adverb? And why? In most dictionaries , it is accepted as an adverb, however in Dictionary.com it is an adjective.
    Another problem in another sentence: " We are your friends. "
    " Friends " is a noun not an adjective. Why? How could I discriminate ?
    Regards.
    Serdar
    IMO, "here" is an adverb there. There are those who will tell you that "to be" canniot take an adverb because it is a linking verb. That is true only when "to be" is a linking verb. In this case, it is a stative verb, like "exist". That can take an adverb.

    Dictionary.com is a listing of entries from several dictionaries. Most of them list "here" as an adverb. Only WordNet calls it an adjective in this use. In my experience, WordNet has many errors in its listings and this is another.

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    Re: A Noun,a Preposition an Adverb or an Adjective?

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    Linking verbs namely stative verbs take adjective not adverb. That's what I know- true or false. Like " smells good, looks handsome,turn gray. etc. "

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    Re: A Noun,a Preposition an Adverb or an Adjective?

    Quote Originally Posted by Radres View Post
    Hi,
    Linking verbs namely stative verbs take adjective not adverb. That's what I know- true or false. Like " smells good, looks handsome,turn gray. etc. "
    First of all, not all stative verbs are linking verbs. You have listed some verbs that are linking verbs in some situations.

    In the sentence "I am here", here is most definitely a location.

    In your other sentence "We are your friends", "friends" is a noun; it is a predicate nominative. Linking verbs take nouns as well as adjectives.

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    Re: A Noun,a Preposition an Adverb or an Adjective?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    First of all, not all stative verbs are linking verbs. You have listed some verbs that are linking verbs in some situations.

    In the sentence "I am here", here is most definitely a location.

    In your other sentence "We are your friends", "friends" is a noun; it is a predicate nominative. Linking verbs take nouns as well as adjectives.
    Thnx Sir.
    My problem seems clear. I must kind of work on stative and linking verbs.

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    Re: A Noun,a Preposition an Adverb or an Adjective?

    Quote Originally Posted by Radres View Post
    Thnx Sir.
    My problem seems clear. I must kind of work on stative and linking verbs.
    You're welcome.

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