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My friend asked me a question and I couldn't answer.
His question was as follows:
is it grammatical to say "The dog next door barks all the night. I hate it."?
Notice that "next door" is an adverb. it must describe a verb and there is no verb before "next door" in the sentence.
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asked Nov 8, 2019 at 18:01
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Next door in this sentence is not an adverb; it is a modifier (functioning much like an adjective) on dog. (If one were to expand the phrase: the dog [which is] next door...)
The only problem with the sentence is the last part; the correct phrasing is all night, not all the night.
answered Nov 8, 2019 at 18:15
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If you say that the dog next door barks all night, it means that the dog is in the habit of barking all night. It happens often and you hate that.
If it is just tonight the barking has been happening say: "the dog has been barking all night".
answered Nov 8, 2019 at 20:13
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