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    The world as we know it?

    The world as we know it...

    "...as we know it" Is that a prepositional phrase modifying "world?"

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    Re: The world as we know it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Davis View Post
    The world as we know it...

    "...as we know it" Is that a prepositional phrase modifying "world?"
    No, it isn't.


    The building as we know it [=as it exists now] is quite different from how it looked when it was first built.

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    Re: The world as we know it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elemoi View Post
    No, it isn't.
    The building as we know it [=as it exists now] is quite different from how it looked when it was first built.
    Thank you for your time,

    In my mind, the clause "as we know it" looks like an adjective modifier. To better understand its function, I am trying to label it as either an adverb clause or an adjective clause. Which is it? Or could it be something else?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Eric Davis; 26-Feb-2010 at 02:02.

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