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    Exclamation Adverb Clause?

    Hello Dear Teachers,

    Do the following sentence states that it is an adverb clause?
    M: Who was Mother Teresa, then?
    W: The Indian nun?
    M: Actually, she was not Indian, but Albanian. She grew up in modern
    day Macedonia, when it was encompassed within the Ottoman
    Empire.
    W: But she did live in India, right?

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    Re: Adverb Clause?

    Only "when it was encompassed within the Ottoman Empire" is an adverbial clause. It's an adverb of time, modifying "grew up".
    Last edited by Raymott; 04-May-2014 at 17:58. Reason: add "Empire"

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    Re: Adverb Clause?

    Thanks.But Don't you think the adverb clause modified 'Macedonia' ?
    'it ' refers to Macedonia ? Is n't it?
    Last edited by nininaz; 04-May-2014 at 17:48.

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    Re: Adverb Clause?

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    Thanks.But Don't you think the adverb clause modified 'Macedonia' ?
    'it ' refers to Macedonia ? Is n't it?
    Yes, 'it' refers to Macedonia.
    But the whole clause "when Macedonia was encompassed within the Ottoman Empire" tells us when she grew up there.
    Adverb clauses can't modify nouns. Are you making a case for it being an adjective clause?

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