could you tell me the word class category of the word 'same' in the following sentence? And what would be your explanation / reason for your classification?
- I'd rather stay here, if it's all the same to you.
Would you say that "same" is an adjective or does it rather function as a (pro)noun (or something else)? In the former case, how could we explain that the definitive article 'the' precedes 'same' (usually it's not possible unless the adjective is followed by a noun)