wally asked in 社會與文化語言 · 8 years ago

英文詞性!next的詞性

The man is friendly and lives next to me.

請問上面那一句,next是副詞,還是形容詞呢?

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  • 8 years ago
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    "next", here, is not an adjective, nor an adverb. It is used as "preposition". I know you might feel strange, because if it is an adjective, then it shall NOT have "to" in front of me. "next to me" is a preposition phrase, used as an adverb to describe "lives". Let me give more examples:

    The decision is up to me.

    This little girl sits closely next to her mother.

    2012-08-20 22:20:56 補充:

    This kind of double preposition is common, for example:

    It rolls up under the couch.

    He is over in the next town.

    Suddenly he emerged from behind the curtain.

    He walked out of the compound.

    2012-08-20 22:21:30 補充:

    If you like to know more about double preposition, you can refer to:

    http://www.englishpractice.com/improve/kinds-prepo...

    Source(s): self
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