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Noun Function 9 - Noun Adverbs

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Words we think of as nouns often act like adverbs.

9. Noun Adverbs

Our model sentence shows a noun adverb:

The professor, John Smith, is the noun expert, so yesterday he gave the class his views on the importance of learning to write papers clearly, his students feverishly taking notes on all he said.

Here are some more sentences, with the noun adverb appearing in bold:

He went home. She got a promotion yesterday. She will come to work tomorrow.

Nouns, as you can see, sometimes modify verbs.

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