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    Structure of the sentence

    What parts of speech are "while" and "overseas" in the following sentence?

    Secondly, studying the basics of English at secondary school is less stressful than learning the language while overseas.

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    #2

    Re: Structure of the sentence

    than / learning / language
    (where??)
    while / overseas.

    adverbial phrase modifying learning


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    #3

    Re: Structure of the sentence

    Overseas is noun, adverb or another part of speech in this case?

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    #4

    Re: Structure of the sentence

    overseas is definately a place, in this sentence.


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    #5

    Re: Structure of the sentence

    So it is a noun in this case?


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    #6

    Re: Structure of the sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    overseas is definitely a place, in this sentence.

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    #7

    Re: Structure of the sentence

    while is a subordinating conjunction of time.
    overseas is an adverb of place.

    Note that while overseas is an elliptical clause; in full it would be something like: while you are overseas.

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