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  1. rachamba
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    Question adverb taking place of a verb

    When in Rome. Do what Romans Do?
    I am suppose to find out how many verbs in this sentence...! i noticed that there is a ". " in the middle of the sentence which means that these are two sentences, in the second sentence " Do what Romans Do" i can identify 2 verbs , " Do, Do", but going back to the first sentence ,I think that the adverb "when" took the place of a verb,( from what i understood that they meant when you are in Rome , so the action word here is when ) my question is , is it right that in the whole sentence i have 3 verbs,( when ,Do, and Do) or only 2 verbs , and the adverb "when " can never take the place of a verb.

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    Re: adverb taking place of a verb

    The proverb is almost always written "when in Rome, do as the Romans do". Or maybe "When in Rome, do what Romans do". Perhaps you also have to correct the punctuation first?

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