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Is 'before' an adverb?

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Is 'before' an adverb?

Post by Reenzia » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:38 am

Hi there,
May I know if the word 'before' acts as an adverb in the following sentence? Thank you.

I woke up early and before I was out of bed, I noticed a small package on my bed.

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Re: Is 'before' an adverb?

Post by Alan » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:05 am

No, it is a conjunction.

An adverbial use would be e.g.

I had seen her somewhere before.