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This swimming pool is inside.

Does the word "inside" work as an adverb in the sentence above?
Is it an adverb that describes the noun swimming pool rather than an action?
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Zoltán KirályDoes the word "inside" work as an adverb in the sentence above?
Yes.
Zoltán KirályIs it an adverb that describes the noun swimming pool rather than an action?
Yes.
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We sometimes say that it's an adverb because it answers the question "where."
Actually, it modifies the VERB "is."

The swimming pool is. It exists.

How/where/why does it exist?
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In simplistic terms, an adverb describes a verb and an adjective describes a noun. Therefore, if it's an adverb it cannot be describing the swimming pool. I believe that it is, in fact, describing the swimming pool in which case it is an adjective not an adverb. Though the case could be made that it's an adverb describing "is."

Inside
Preposition – on the inner side or part of, within
Adverb – in or into the inner part, indoors, within one’s heart/reason
Adjective – situated or being on or in the inside, interior, or internal
Noun – the inner or internal part

The swimming pool is inside the dome. -- preposition
Go inside to the swimming pool. -- adverb
This is an inside swimming pool. -- adjective
The swimming pool is on the inside. -- noun.
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AvangiThe swimming pool is. It exists. How/where/why does it exist?
Thank you,Avangi.
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KJinCali79Adjective – situated or being on or in the inside, interior, or internal
Hi KJC.

Wouldn't this be, eg, "This year the inside pool has been more popular that the outside pool." ?

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In simplistic terms, an adverb describes a verb and an adjective describes a noun. Therefore, if it's an adverb it cannot be describing the swimming pool. I believe that it is, in fact, describing the swimming pool in which case it is an adjective not an adverb. Though the case could be made that it's an adverb describing "is."
Strange. I read in a grammar book that adverbs can also describe nouns and other adverbs. I'm pretty sure it is an adverb and not an adjective.

UPDATE: I think I was wrong. It modifies an adjective (not a noun). You are right.
AvangiQuote KJinCali79Adjective – situated or being on or in the inside, interior, or internalHi KJC.Wouldn't this be eg, "The inside pool has been more popular that the outside pool this year." ?Rgdz, - A.
Yes, that is definitely an adjective. But I think in the original post "inside" is an adjective too. What if you replaced the word "inside" with "green"? Green is adjective describing the pool even though "is" exists.
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KJinCali79Yes, that is definitely an adjective. But I think in the original post "inside" is an adjective too. What if you replaced the word "inside" with "green"? Green is adjective describing the pool even though "is" exists.
Hi KjinCali

I think green will be adjective,but not inside as I think green is describing the swimming pool, but inside is merely locating it, which seems to modify 'be verb' where.

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