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What is a relative adverb?
John Seely, in his book The Oxford A-Z of Grammar & Punctuation, explains that a relative adverb is “an adverb that introduces a relative clause”. There are three relative adverbs:
Examples of relative adverbs in sentences
My examples show the relative adverb followed by the relative clause:
- Snickers chocolate bars were called Marathons when I was younger
- She didn’t seem to like the hotel where I had stayed last year
- You don’t seem to understand why I don’t like working here
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John Seely The Oxford A-Z of Grammar & Punctuation, USA