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    Smile adverbs versus prepositions

    Here are two sentences:

    The planets revolve AROUND the sun.

    Take your time to look AROUND.

    Which of the two sentences uses around as an ADVERB, and which of the two uses the word as a PREPOSITION?

    We are confused as the points raised were actually logical...

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    Exclamation Re: adverbs versus prepositions

    I am not a professional teacher. Here the word 'around' is used as preposition in the first sentence with the noun 'the sun' as its object. In the second sentence the same word acts as the object of the verb 'look'. So it is used as a noun not an adverb

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    Re: adverbs versus prepositions

    It's not the object of the verb; it is modifying the verb so it can be described as an adverb, thoguh some also use the term particle.

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