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    I really want more information about it.

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    The former describes how the action of a verb is executed: "as fast as lightning."

    The latter describes a noun: "ten feet tall."

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    Default Re: comparing about adverbial clause and adjectival clause

    Quote Originally Posted by luzal View Post
    I really want more information about it.
    ********** NOT a teacher **********

    Hello, Luzal.

    (1) An adverbial clause is a sentence that needs another sentence.

    (a) For example, people would be confused if you walked up to them

    and said: because English is the international language.

    (b) But everyone understands if you attach it to a sentence. For

    example:

    I am studying English because English is the international language.

    The adverbial clause tells you why you are studying English. We say that

    the adverbial clause modifies (belongs to) the verb am studying.

    You know that adverbs often modify verbs: Drive carefully. (Carefully

    tells you how to drive.)

    (2) An adjectival clause also needs another sentence. For example,

    people would not understand if you said who has black hair. But everyone

    would understand if you said:

    My uncle is the man who has black hair. The

    adjectival clause describes which man. We say that it modifies man.

    As you know, adjectives modify nouns (In black hair,black modifies hair.)

    So adjectival clauses modify nouns:

    The country that I love is X. (that I love modifies country.)

    (3) This is a big subject to discuss. Please post any more questions

    that you have about those clauses. Then someone will be very happy to

    answer you. (P. S. that you have about those clauses = adjectival

    clause that modifies questions.)

    THANK YOU
    Last edited by TheParser; 20-Aug-2010 at 17:45.

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