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    Complex sentence question

    Hi,

    I have these two sentences:


    1. I always meet him where I least expect.

    2. Do you remember the place where we first met?


    According to my key, only the first sentence is an adverbial clause of place.
    Why the second one isn't?

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    Re: Complex sentence question

    Quote Originally Posted by dtommy79 View Post
    Hi,

    I have these two sentences:


    1. I always meet him where I least expect.

    2. Do you remember the place where we first met?


    According to my key, only the first sentence is an adverbial clause of place.
    Why the second one isn't?
    I always meet him where I least expect.
    I always meet him [where?] where I least expect.
    In this adverbial clause of place, you can substitute where I least expect for any adverbial of place:
    I always meet him [where?] at his office/in town.

    Do you remember the place where we first met?
    In this case you can't substitute (the place) where we first met for an adverbial of place.
    Do you remember [what?] (the place) where we first met.
    Do you remember [what?] the town where me first met/the day when we first kissed?

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