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    He is going to school.

    Can you please let me know is school both an adverb as well as a noun or is it only a noun?


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    Hi pallavi kakkar


    • He is going to school.
      • to is a preposition.
      • school is a noun.

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    Re: school

    Quote Originally Posted by pallavi kakkar View Post
    Hi


    He is going to school.

    Can you please let me know is school both an adverb as well as a noun or is it only a noun?


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    "School" can also be a verb. Not in your sentence though.

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    "School" can also be a verb. Not in your sentence though.
    Ah, you are well schooled. <not a verb here either>

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    Ah, you are well schooled. <not a verb here either>
    I don't think you need me to school you in English.

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    Re: school

    Quote Originally Posted by pallavi kakkar View Post
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    He is going to school.

    Can you please let me know is school both an adverb as well as a noun or is it only a noun?


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    please let me know, in this sentence is school adverb as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pallavi kakkar View Post
    please let me know, in this sentence is school adverb as well.
    No, it's a noun. "School" is not an adverb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, it's a noun. "School" is not an adverb.
    Please let me know when we talk about adverb of place and we say sit there or sit here ; here and there are adverb of place. So, why not school is an adverb of place.

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    Re: school

    Quote Originally Posted by pallavi kakkar View Post
    Please let me know when we talk about adverb of place and we say sit there or sit here ; here and there are adverb of place. So, why not school is an adverb of place.
    That's an excellent question!

    The word 'to' comes in two forms:

    1. to, part of the to-infinitive
    2. to, a preposition

      • to never takes an adverb, which means school cannot be an adverb here:


    • I am going to school. <adverb>
    As part of the to-infinitive, 'to' is followed by a verb, like this, to school is to educate <school is a base verb>.

    As as preposition, 'to' is followed by a noun, like this, I am going to school <school is a noun>.


    Note that, it is the prepositional phrase to school that answers the question where?:

    • She is going where?
    • She is going to school?

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