"The exam was coming near."

Is "near" an adj or an adv?

anonymousan adj or an adv?



anonymousIs "near" an adj or an adv?

Well, neither, actually, because an exam can't come near. Let's maker it a tiger. The tiger was coming near. That is rather literary, by the way. "Near" is an adverb there. The adjective looks like "That was a near miss."

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