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    That-clause is an adverb clause or a complement?


    We, ……, write to inform you
    that certain changes to the Scheme…….


    I’d like to ask that-clause is an adverb clause of the verb or complement of the object in the sentence? Or is this other part of speech?



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    Re: That-clause is an adverb clause or a complement?

    Could we have a complete sentence, please?

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    Re: That-clause is an adverb clause or a complement?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Could we have a complete sentence, please?
    Sure! It is a very long sentence!

    We, XX Trustee Company Limited, the trustee of the Scheme (The "Trustee or "we"), write to inform you that certain changes to the Scheme in response to the regulatory changes relating to: (a) payment of benefits on...., and (b) payment of benefits by..., from mandatory provident fund schemes, as introduced by the....Ordinance 2015 (the "Amendment Ordinance").
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    Re: That-clause is an adverb clause or a complement?

    I cannot see a main verb in the that-clause.
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    Re: That-clause is an adverb clause or a complement?

    It is not a complete sentence. As Matthew said there is no main verb.

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    Re: That-clause is an adverb clause or a complement?

    Let's consider a simpler sentence:

    'We write to inform you that certain changes have been made to the scheme'.

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    Re: That-clause is an adverb clause or a complement?

    To make this a sentence, change that to of: "...write to inform you that ​of certain changes to the Scheme...."
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    Re: That-clause is an adverb clause or a complement?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    It is not a complete sentence. As Matthew said there is no main verb.

    Oh! The sentence is written in a formal letter of an international financial company.
    It is difficult for a learner like me to distinguish which is a correct English sentence.
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    Re: That-clause is an adverb clause or a complement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'We write to inform you that certain changes have been made to the scheme'.
    I think the that-clause is neither an adverb clause nor an object complement.
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    Re: That-clause is an adverb clause or a complement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think the that-clause is neither an adverb clause nor an object complement.
    I'm thinking what part of speech of the that-clause is. Could anyone let me know it?

    I've tried to check my grammar books, dictionaries and google it but couldn’t find an answer.
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