This is the definition of 'drag' in Oxford Learner's Dictionaries.

[transitive] drag somebody/yourself + adv./prep. to persuade somebody to come or go somewhere they do not really want to come or go to

I wonder what part of speech 'somewhere' is in the above definition.

Is it an adverb or a pronoun?

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    In traditional grammar it's an adverb. But in modern grammar it's a compound determinative. See here: link
    – BillJ
    Dec 20, 2022 at 9:45

1 Answer 1


It's an adverb.

It modifies the verb "go". Words that modify verbs are adverbs.

It answers the question "Where to...?". Words and phrases that answer this question are adverbial. This is a single word, so it's an adverb.

If it were a pronoun, it would be a subject or an object, but it's neither.

  • If it is an adverb, is 'to' necessary at the end of the definition?
    – user157844
    Dec 20, 2022 at 5:19
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    @ellse No, the "to" at the end of the definition is optional. Without "to", the same meaning is implied.
    – gotube
    Dec 20, 2022 at 18:02

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