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Is the word ever a noun or pronoun?

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July 04, 2015 8:00PM

No, the word 'ever' is an adverb, a word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.

A noun is a word for a person, a place, or a thing.

A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun in a sentence.

Examples:

  • Did you ever see the move as you had planned? (modifies the verb 'did see')
  • She came with an ever ready smile on her face. (modifies the adjective 'ready')
  • They whispered ever so softly. (modifies the adverb 'so')
  • Susan came to help with an ever ready smile. (the word 'Susan' is a noun, a word for a person; the word 'smile' is a noun, a word for a thing)
  • Susan came to help with an ever ready smile. She is always cheerful. (the pronoun 'she' takes the place of the noun 'Susan' in the second sentence)