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    Hi I need your help!

    What are the grammatical terms for the following sentences; and is my analysis correct? I need your expertise to help my German friends.

    #1 After her coffee Kate went to a newsagent's shop.( don't know)

    #2 After she had drunk her coffee, she went to a nersagent's shop.(adverbial clause)

    #3 After she had missed the train, she didin't know what to do at first.(adverbial clauses of time)
    (conjuntions: after,before,while,till/untill,when,as soon as)

    #4 So she went to the station cafe`, whereshe wanted to have a cup of coffee. (adverbial clauses of place and direction)
    (conjunction: where)

    #5 As there wasn't enough room between the tables she put double bass in a corner. She went to buy a newspaper because she had enough time now.( adverbial clauses of reason)
    (conjuctions: as and because)

    #6 Although she had left it for only a few minutes, it had gone.
    (adverbial clauses of concession)
    (conjunctions: although, though, even though)

    #7If she hadn't left it there, the driver wouldn't taken it.( adverbial clauses of condition = if clauses)
    (conjuntions: if, unless)

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: Hi I need your help!

    Quote Originally Posted by henry
    What are the grammatical terms for the following sentences; and is my analysis correct? I need your expertise to help my German friends.

    #1 After her coffee Kate went to a newsagent's shop.( don't know)
    Adverbial prepositional phrase. There should be a comma after it.

    #2 After she had drunk her coffee, she went to a nersagent's shop.(adverbial clause)
    Yes. After is a preposition in the first and a cinjunctuion in the second.

    #3 After she had missed the train, she didin't know what to do at first.(adverbial clauses of time)
    (conjuntions: after,before,while,till/untill,when,as soon as)
    Yes.

    #4 So she went to the station cafe`, whereshe wanted to have a cup of coffee. (adverbial clauses of place and direction)
    (conjunction: where)
    In this case, I would say that the clause is adjectival. It is describing the cafe more than modifying the verb. You could change "where" to "in which".

    #5 As there wasn't enough room between the tables she put double bass in a corner. She went to buy a newspaper because she had enough time now.( adverbial clauses of reason)
    (conjuctions: as and because)
    Yes. There should be an article before "double bass".


    #6 Although she had left it for only a few minutes, it had gone.
    (adverbial clauses of concession)
    (conjunctions: although, though, even though)
    Yes. I wouldn't use "it had gone". How about "it was missing".

    #7If she hadn't left it there, the driver wouldn't taken it.( adverbial clauses of condition = if clauses)
    (conjuntions: if, unless)
    Yes. The driver wouldn't have taken it.


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    Re: Hi I need your help!

    Many Thanks, Mike.


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    Re: Hi I need your help!

    Quote Originally Posted by henry
    Many Thanks, Mike.

    You're welcome, Henry.

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