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"Exactly noon" parts of speech

I would still consider noon a noun (one that can by itself constitute an entire noun phrase/NP, so in this regard behaving more like a pronoun than like a regular noun such as day) in that context. ...
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"Exactly noon" parts of speech

It happened at exactly noon. Adverbs can modify nouns, though the construction is subject to severe constraints. For example, A shortage of timber internationally led to an increase in prices, where ...
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"Exactly noon" parts of speech

In everyday usage the adverb seems to be qualifying the verb to be, whether explicit or implied. The result is that we see what looks like a noun phrase. Compare It is exactly noon with It is roughly ...
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Adverb position(by deliberately doing.....)

Adverbs can go in a number of positions, but here it's not by which is moving the adverb, but the particular use of doing. He annoys me by behaving badly. He annoys me by doing that deliberately. He ...
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Adverb position(by deliberately doing.....)

The position of deliberately is not determined by the preposition by, but by the verb doing which happens to be in the gerund. Adverbs of manner, like deliberately is, can go before the verb. They ...
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Why is "Up" in "Climb up + noun" a preposition and not an adverb?

They are prepositions because they behave as you would expect a preposition to - they take an optional complement in the form of an NP, do not inflect (up, *uply, *upping, etc.), and, under different ...
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What do I need to use adjective 'active selected' or adverb 'actively selected'?

In "active selected filter", "active" is an adjective. It qualifies the noun phrase "selected filter", and the meaning is equivalent to "selected filter which is ...
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