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- Can you say: "This is the cave in which I grew up." or would that be grammatically incorrect? I am asking this because David didn't show Which and can't it be used as a question word too? Like "Which fruit did you not like?" or "Which school did you like better?"(23 votes)
- This is a really good question. I would say that your statement would be right, for example here is another sentence:
"The cave was full of cobwebs and spiders, which covered the stone walls completely."
Your other question would also be correct, you can use which within a question. I hope this made sense to you, but you are on the right track and I congradulate you for that.(1 vote)
- What exactly is a clause?(10 votes)
- A group of words which forms part of a sentence, and contains a Subject and a Predicate, is called a Clause(2 votes)
- Why do we call the Relative Adverbs adverbs?
Seeing the intro to adverbs before, makes me a bit confused, because I can’t see, what the words why, where and when have to do with adverbs at all.(9 votes)
- what is the difference between adverb and adjective?(3 votes)
- Both adjectives and adverbs are modifiers. Adjectives modify nouns. Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives and other adverbs. For example:
"The green door of the old house has a broken latch." Green modifies, door; old modifies house, and broken modifies latch. These are adjectives.
"The sickeningly green door of the very old house has a particularly broken latch." Sickeningly modifies green, very modifies old, and particularly modifies broken. These are adverbs.(9 votes)
- So would "Where are you?" consist of an adverb, verb, then noun?(3 votes)
- It sure looks like that. BUT, consider that this is a question, and other rules may apply.(5 votes)
- why would it be raining fish?(5 votes)
- is "how" a relative adverb?(3 votes)
- So, David, Can we say that Adverbs can also include who,what,when,where,why,and how in a Sentence with another adverb?
- i do not understand the video(3 votes)
- Can you ask a question with an adverb as the first word?(2 votes)
- Where did you get the idea that you can't? (notice, that question began with an adverb).(5 votes)
- [Voiceover] Hey grammarians. Today we're gonna talk about three of the relative adverbs in English. Which is where, when, and why. And this over here is Peggy the dragon. And we're gonna use the story of Peggy the dragon in order to figure out how to use these relative adverbs. You may be looking at these words and thinking that they look an awful lot like question words. And you're right they are. These are questions words. But you can also-- so you can use them to ask a question like, where are you from? Because we use the word, where to figure out where stuff is in space. So you know, where figures out place. So Peggy could respond and say that is the cave where I grew up. And you can see that where, here is not being used in a question way. It's actually connecting the clause I grew up, to cave. And this is why we call this a relative adverb. Because the word, where, modifies the word grew. It's I grew up, where. And it also connects this whole thing to cave. Because where did peggy grow up? A cave. And it connects this whole chunk to the rest of the sentence. To the sentence being, that is the cave. We use the word, when, to ask questions about time. So if I ask Peggy you know, you're a dragon when did you learn to breathe fire? Because all dragons can breathe fire (whooshing) She would say, I learned to breathe fire when I was 10 years old. So again we're using this word, when, to connect these two ideas. When did she learn to breathe fire? When she was 10 years old. And technically, when is an adverb that modifies was. Finally, we use the word why to figure out reasons for doing stuff. So if something strange were happening in the countryside and I asked Peggy, oh mighty dragon do you know why it is raining fish? Peggy could say, I don't know why that's happening. So again we've go these two clauses that is happening, and I don't know. And, why, connects and relates them. And why is modifying is happening here. And there are other relative adverbs like while, is another way to say when. And whence, which is archaic and nobody really uses it but it's another way to say where. And if you're familiar with Romeo and Juliet from Shakespeare, you've probably heard the word wherefore. You know as in, "Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father refuse thy name." Etcetera. And that's an old fashioned way of saying why. So we don't really say wherefore anymore. We don't really say whence anymore. But while, is another way to say when. Where, you ask about place. When, you ask about time. Why, is for reasons. These are the relative adverbs of English. You can learn anything. David out.