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    Noun, verb or adjective

    It is always winter here, and never Christmas.

    In the statement above, is the word "winter" a noun, verb or adjective

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    Re: Noun, verb or adjective

    NOT A TEACHER

    Noun.

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    Re: Noun, verb or adjective

    Welcome to Using English. You'll find this response quite frequently: What do YOU think?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Noun, verb or adjective

    I taught it may have been an adjective, because "winter" was being used to describe the conditons of the area "here".
    Eg., Always winter/cold/freezing here. I'm probably over analyzing it.

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    Re: Noun, verb or adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by ronan200 View Post
    I taught it may have been an adjective, because "winter" was being used to describe the conditons of the area "here".
    Eg., Always winter/cold/freezing here. I'm probably over analyzing it.
    An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun. Is "here" a noun, a pronoun or neither?

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    Re: Noun, verb or adjective

    In this case it's an adverb. I don't know why I didn't see this sooner. It makes more sense now.

    Definition:

    Here (adverb)

    1. in this place; in this spot or locality: Put the pen here.

    Here (noun)
    1. this place: It's only a short distance from here.


    2. this world; this life; the present: The here and the hereafter are equal mysteries to all people.




    Thank you all very much for your help :)

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    Re: Noun, verb or adjective

    If these definitions are from a dictionary, could you please credit the source?

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    Re: Noun, verb or adjective

    I found the definition on dictionary referance .com.

    Just Google it.

    The site wont allow me to post the link, because i don't have more than 10 posts on these fourms.
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