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    Unhappy adv or noun

    1. It was 1993.. What part of speech is 1993. My friend says, its a noun because of S-LV-C pattern, for her a complement can only be a noun or adj. But for me, it's an adverb. Which is correct? and why? thanks!buc


    2. I asked this last week. What's the difference when you say," I worked at Starbucks" and "I worked for Starbucks".

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    Re: adv or noun

    Your friend is right. In this sentence, 1993 is functioning as a noun. It is the name of a year, therefore it is a proper noun.

    I worked at Starbucks could mean that you worked inside a Starbucks coffee shop. I could also mean that you stood in front of a Starbucks coffee shop begging for money.

    I worked for Starbucks means that you were employed by Starbucks. It could mean that you sold coffee at the counter, swept the floor, or piloted their corporate jet.

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    Re: adv or noun

    ok...thanks!^^

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