[Grammar] just because the surface of the rink appears to be flat and open

KJOU

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[FONT=&quot]As anyone who has traversed an ice rink can attest, [/FONT][FONT=&quot]just because the surface of the rink[/FONT][FONT=&quot] appears to be flat and open does not necessarily mean that surface is sooth or even.

How come the adverb clause can be a subject? Can it a noun clause?[/FONT]
 

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Always tell us the source and author of any text you quote, please.
 
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The special pattern used here is : just because ... doesn't mean ...

The 'just because'-phrase functions as sentence subject. It's grammatically odd but it's a common pattern.


Please tell us the source and author of any text you quote.
 
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KJOU, I have changed your thread title. Titles must be unique and relevant to the thread, and must include some/all of the words/phrases/sentences you are asking us about.
 
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