There is a mess in translations section so my question what to do with it? Any ideas? -- lwh 15:02, 7 March 2009 (UTC)
Not an adverb; probably a preposition
I think this is a preposition, meaning "in an uncertain location":
- In I left my glasses somewhere, somewhere tells where the glasses are. It does not describe how they were left, as carelessly would in I carelessly left my glasses behind. —This comment was unsigned.
- But it modifies the phrase I left my glasses. I don't think adverbs must always attribute a word/phrase, but merely to modify it to add detail. See so#Adverb for example, sense 5 doesn't describe a phrase does it? Also, prepositions can usually be placed before them, but you can't in this example can you? Except perhaps in Somewhere, I left my glasses which would be a formal usage. -- 188.8.131.52 06:25, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
- There are many kinds of adverbs. See Category:English adverbs. Most adverbs that end in "-ly" have a "manner" sense, though they may have other senses. There are large numbers of the most#Adverb frequently used adverbs that do not#Adverb end in -ly and do not have any "manner" definition. Follow the blue links for examples. DCDuring TALK 18:11, 12 April 2010 (UTC)