What part of speech is ‘there’?

When I read about the two famous grammar books – The Cambridge Grammar
of the English Language, A Comprehensive Grammar of the English
Language, I happened to across a very interesting sentence below.

What are you doing in there? (source)

The questioner wanted to know what part of speech is there,adverb or noun? Which is it?


There in that sentence is adverb. It can be an exclamation as in “There, there, you must take all of this philosophically.” but it is never a noun.

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