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    conjunctions and adverb

    Hi my best firend.. i have question (about when) in these two sentence is it adverb or conjunctions . thank you very much

    When We (first) sent to them two apostles, they rejected them: But We strengthened them with a third: they said, "Truly, we have been sent on a mission to you

    When they are told, "Fear ye that which is before you and that which will be after you, in order that ye may receive Mercy," (they turn back).
    And when they are told, "Spend ye of (the bounties) with which God has provided you," the Unbelievers say to those who believe: "Shall we then feed those whom, if God had so willed, He would have fed, (Himself)?- Ye are in nothing but manifest error

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    Re: conjunctions and adverb

    When We (first) sent to them two apostles, they rejected them.

    This "when" is a conjunction.

    When can be used in the following ways:
    as a conjunction (connecting two clauses): When he saw me, he waved.
    as a question adverb (introducing a direct or indirect question): When should we meet? ♦ Do you know when these houses were built?
    as a relative adverb (referring back to a noun and introducing a relative clause): I remember the day when the war began. (introducing a clause that is the subject, object, or complement of another clause): My proudest moment was when I received the poetry prize.
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    Question adverbs or connective adverbs are canonically interrogative adverbs (when, where, why, how) used to introduce an embedded, or indirect, question, e.g. 'why' in

    He asked why I had done it. -- why = adverb + linker


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    Re: conjunctions and adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by pteaok View Post
    When We (first) sent to them two apostles, they rejected them.

    This "when" is a conjunction.

    from MacMillan

    Question adverbs or connective adverbs are canonically interrogative adverbs (when, where, why, how) used to introduce an embedded, or indirect, question, e.g. 'why' in

    He asked why I had done it. -- why = adverb + linker

    what about these sentences \

    When they are told, "Fear ye that which is before you and that which will be after you, in order that ye may receive Mercy," (they turn back).


    And when they are told, "Spend ye of (the bounties) with which God has provided you," the Unbelievers say to those who believe: "Shall we then feed those whom, if God had so willed, He would have fed, (Himself)?- Ye are in nothing but manifest error

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