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    [Relative adverb-How] This is not how you drink wine.

    Hello~!
    This is not how you drink wine.
    I am wondering about this sentence using relative adverb "How". Also Relative adverb "How" has two functions; one is conjunction and another is adverbial function.


    As far as I know, the above sentence is one combined sentence, which initially comes from two sentences.
    My main question is to ask you guys about original two sentences.



    [ PS ]
    So I thought original two sentences are as below.
    aa) This is not the way and you drink wine not in the way.
    or
    bb) This is not the way and you drink wine in the way.

    ▲ Actually I am not sure which one is right,,, I guess bb) is right, am I?


    --> Then, if I want to combine them by relative "How", the sentence can be like this.
    This is not the way how you drink wine.


    --> But "How" cannot be used together with "the way", so I have to omit "the way"(, or "How").
    This is not How you drink wine.
    Last edited by Tae-Bbong-E; 18-Dec-2020 at 05:02. Reason: some typo.

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    Re: [Relative adverb-How] This is not how you drink wine.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tae-Bbong-E View Post
    Hello!
    This is not how you drink wine.

    I am wondering about this sentence using the relative adverb "how". The relative adverb "how" has two functions; one is as a conjunction and another is as an adverbial function.

    As far as I know, the above sentence is one combined sentence, which initially comes from two sentences.

    No. What would the two sentences be? Break it up into subject, verb, and object. (The object is a phrase.)

    You can phrase it this way: This is not the way to drink wine. Or: Wine is not drunk this way.

    Neither of those is a combination of sentences, right?


    My main question is to ask you guys about the original two sentences.

    Again, I only see one.


    [ PS ] So I thought the original two sentences are as below.

    aa) This is not the way and you drink wine not in the way.

    or

    bb) This is not the way to drink wine. You drink wine this way.

    The underlined sentence means the same thing as This is not how you drink wine.


    Actually I am not sure which one is right.

    Neither was.


    I guess bb) is right. Is it?

    See corrections.


    --> Then, if I want to combine them by relative "how", the sentence can be like this:

    This is not the way how you drink wine.

    No. Either say This is not the way you drink wine or This is not how you drink wine. Use either the way or how, not both. In this sentence, they mean the same thing.


    --> But "how" cannot be used together with "the way",

    Right.


    so I have to omit "the way"(, or "how").

    Right.


    This is not how you drink wine.
    Do you see now that it's not two sentences combined?
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: [Relative adverb-How] This is not how you drink wine.

    I agree with Charlie (naturally), but I would say:

    That's not the way to drink wine.

    What was he doing wrong?
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    Re: [Relative adverb-How] This is not how you drink wine.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I agree with Charlie (naturally), but I would say:

    That's not the way to drink wine.

    What was he doing wrong?
    He used it to make an ice cream float.
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    Re: [Relative adverb-How] This is not how you drink wine.

    Hi!

    Thanks for your explanation.
    Just I know if there are two sentences and there is duplicate thing, in that case I can use the relative word, and make two sentences one combined sentence.
    For example,

    1) I know the place.
    2) She lives in the place.
    --> I know the place where she lives.

    Like this, I just thought about "This is not how you drink wine.".


    Hmm, if there are two sentences are as follows, can I combine two sentences to one?
    1) This is not the way.
    2) You drink wine in the way.

    --> This not is not the way in which you drink wine.

    Furthermore,
    ==> This is not how you drink wine.
    Last edited by Tae-Bbong-E; 18-Dec-2020 at 06:04. Reason: typo

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    Re: [Relative adverb-How] This is not how you drink wine.

    Also posted here.

    Please do not post the same question simultaneously to more than one forum. Doing so wastes our valuable time. Instead, post your question to one forum and wait for replies. If you're not satisfied with those replies, you can try another forum, but please indicate in your thread that you've already asked the same question elsewhere (provide a link), and outline why you were not satisfied with the answers you received already.
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    Re: [Relative adverb-How] This is not how you drink wine.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tae-Bbong-E View Post
    Hi!

    Thanks for your explanation.
    Just I know if there are two sentences and there is duplicate thing, in that case I can use the relative word, and make two sentences one combined sentence.

    There is much of that I don't understand. I know you can say:

    You can combine two sentences to make one sentence.


    For example,

    1) I know the place.
    2) She lives in the place.
    --> I know the place where she lives.

    That's OK.

    Like this, I just thought about "That is not how you drink wine.".


    Hmm, if there are two sentences are as follows, can I combine two sentences to one?
    1) That is not the way to do it.
    2) You drink wine this way.

    --> That is not the way in which you drink wine.

    Furthermore,
    ==> That is not how you drink wine.
    I wouldn't use "This" unless I was demonstrating the wrong way to do it.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 18-Dec-2020 at 23:36. Reason: Fix a typo.
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