#1
I was sitting here doing English, thought I knew what I was doing, now I'm completely confused.

I thought adverbs just described a verb. And a preposition describes where something is.

So I was using 'outside' as a preposition. I am being told it is (also?) an adverb.. ?
#4
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By whom?

My English book..

Quote by sashki
Maybe in contexts like "He took it outside", it describes where something was being taken, as an adverb. Or would that still be a preposition?


See, exactly what I mean. Would outside in that sentence be adverb or preposition?
#6
adverbs can describe adjectives, verbs and other adverbs...and seriously why would you go to the pit for this..
#7
Quote by archangels666
A prepositional phrase is always "preposition (the, a, an) noun."
For example: He went [outside the school].

It would be an adjective if you used it as in "The dog is outside."

What?

EDIT:

Couldn't you say, " 'The dog is [outside the school].' " Or is that not an adverb because it uses outside in a different meaning?
Last edited by adam561 at Jan 6, 2010,
#8
Quote by adam561
What?

Well, it does describe the dog, unless there's a different term for words describing the location of dogs.

EDIT:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adverb
Wikiped says an Adverb can also be used to answer the question "where?", which makes "Outside" an adverb when describing a verb. Not sure if this applies to adjectives and nouns, though.
Last edited by sashki at Jan 6, 2010,
#9
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Well, it does describe the dog, unless there's a different term for words describing the location of dogs.

I think he meant adverb? See why I get confused
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Quote by sashki
Well, it does describe the dog, unless there's a different term for words describing the location of dogs.

EDIT:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adverb
Wikiped says an Adverb can also be used to answer the question "where?", which makes "Outside" an adverb when describing a verb. Not sure if this applies to adjectives and nouns, though.

It doesn't describe the dog, it tells you where it is (location wise). Adjectives don't describe the location of anything. . .
#12
Adverbs can describe adverbs, adjectives, and verbs.
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