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    adverbial or nominal "when" here?

    1) A day will come when you no longer remember my face.

    Parse this sentence for me, please.

    IMO, when is an adverb connector here.
    adverb sub-clause


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    Re: adverbial or nominal "when" here?

    Ok, I got it, I am wrong

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    Re: adverbial or nominal "when" here?

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    Ok, I got it, I am wrong
    OK. Then tell us what you've concluded. You are learning, and that's a good thing.


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    Re: adverbial or nominal "when" here?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    OK. Then tell us what you've concluded. You are learning, and that's a good thing.
    Hello

    A day will come when I no longer remember your face

    Syntax and meaning remain intact if I change the place the nominal relative clause:

    A day, when I no longer remain you face, will come.

    When refers to the day, not the verb.
    The day will come anyway -- they always come. :)

    Am I right, MNY?;)

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    Re: adverbial or nominal "when" here?

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    Hello

    A day will come when I no longer remember your face

    Syntax and meaning remain intact if I change the place the nominal relative clause:

    A day, when I no longer remain you face, will come.

    When refers to the day, not the verb.
    The day will come anyway -- they always come. :)

    Am I right, MNY?;)
    You are absolutely correct!

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    Re: adverbial or nominal "when" here?

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    thanks

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