Relative Adverbs

Relative Adverbs :

The words WHERE and WHEN (and other words like them such as WHITHER, WHENCE) are used not only as subordinating conjunctions introducing adverb-clauses, but also to introduce adjective-clauses with a noun as their antecedent in the main clause.

1. She led us to a happy land where fruit-trees grew. [where = in which]
2. This is the season when much rain falls. [when = at which]

WHY is also used as a relative adverb in sentences like….

1. The reason why she insulted him is unknown.


  1. The Adverb
  2. Adverbs
  3. An Adverb
  4. The Adverb Clause
  5. The Kinds of Adverbs
  6. Simple Adverbs
  7. Interrogative Adverbs
  8. Relative Adverbs
  9. Relative Adverb of Quantity
  10. Demonstrative Adverb of Quantity
  11. Degrees of Comparison in Adverbs
  12. Adverbs ending in LY
  13. LY Words That are not Adverbs
  14. LY Imposters
  15. The Forms of Adverbs
  16. Adverb Phrases
  17. The Two Uses of Adverbs
  18. Attributive Use of Adverbs
  19. Predicative Use of Adverbs
  20. Adverbial Adjuncts to Verb of Predicate
  21. The Adverb
  22. Relative Adverbs

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