If I understand correctly, "there" can be a noun and thus be a subject or object. I therefore assume that it can also be a coreference like in the following example:

Slurpilicious is a fancy restaurant. I just had dinner there.

However, all the examples for coreferences mostly use persons and pronouns etc. as examples. I also assume that there's no difference to:

Slurpilicious is a fancy restaurant. I just had dinner at that place.

where "that place" is a coreference to Slurpilicious.

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    In the first sentence, there is an adverb, not a noun. If it were a noun, you'd have to be able to say I just had dinner at there, which you can't. Jun 18, 2020 at 10:06
  • @JasonBassford that makes sense, thanks! It seems to be used as an pronominal adverb in that case, representing "in/at that place". So I assume that is a coreference.
    – Christian
    Jun 19, 2020 at 0:46


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