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    there and here

    "He is here".

    "He is there".

    I learned that here and there are adverbs here but how is it possible with "he is"? Why are they neither nouns nor adjectives?

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    Re: there and here

    'Is' can be followed by an adverb. For example, 'he is not in'.

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    Re: there and here

    The verb "is" does not normally take an adverb because it is usually a linking verb. There are times, however, when "is" can mean something like "exists". In those cases, it can take an adverb such as "here" or "there".

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