LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||26/NOV/2005 10:49 AM|
I just looked at the other thread.
I'm glad I qualified my statement about native-speakers with 'collectively'!
Andre, you are quite right that 'outdoor' is an adjective (not just a shortened form of 'out-of-doors'). However, 'outdoors' is a noun, not an adverb.
That confusion may arise because of it's common usage in constructions like "he ran outdoors" where one might think that 'outdoors' is modifing 'ran'. It isn't. The real meaning is "he ran out of the door", in other words, he went from inside the house to outside of the house. Outside of the house is a place, an actuality, not an adverb.
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