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    On board

    1-He is on board a big ship

    Is the two words on board is acting as a preposition?

    what is board a noun or prep with on?

    THANKS IN ADVANCE

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    Re: On board

    on <preposition>
    board <noun>
    on board <prepositional phrase in form and an adverbial in function; Adverb Test: Where is he? He is on board.>

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    Re: On board

    And there is a one-word adverb, that means 'on board' - aboard.

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    Re: On board

    thanks soap and bob

    can u give me a sentence when abroad is adverb?

    i think it is always an adjective .

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    Smile Re: On board

    Quote Originally Posted by fantastic View Post
    thanks soap and bob

    can u give me a sentence when abroad is adverb?

    i think it is always an adjective .
    I often go abroad in the summer.

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    Re: On board

    Quote Originally Posted by fantastic View Post
    thanks soap and bob

    can u give me a sentence when abroad is adverb?

    i think it is always an adjective .
    Check spelling. All aboard!

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    Re: On board

    Are you going to stay here in port a while longer? I'm tired. I'm going aboard now.

    Same function as "I'm going home."

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    Re: On board

    Hey sailor!

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Are you going to stay here in port a while longer?

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    Re: On board

    I was actually thinking of a month-long cruise, but in fact, I was in the Navy as well. Usually it was more fun off the ship than on, then. The cruise would be another story. See you on the Lido Deck!

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