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General => Language Questions => Topic started by: lee.ck on September 08, 2017, 02:29:35 am

Title: defining ~ or non-defining relative adverb?
Post by: lee.ck on September 08, 2017, 02:29:35 am
(A) Seoul is the biggest city in Korea.             (B) More than ten million people live there.

 Which is appropriate when we connect sentencce (A) and (B) by using relative adverb?

(!)Seoul, where more than ten million people live, is the biggest city in Korea.
(2)Seoul is the biggest city in Korea where more than ten million people live.
(3)Seoul is the biggest city in Korea, where more than ten million people live.

Many thanks in advance.
Title: Re: defining ~ or non-defining relative adverb?
Post by: Mr Tasker on September 08, 2017, 08:08:23 am
Hi

If nobody minds, I'll jump right in with my first post.

I think that No. 1 is the best option.

No. 2 could mean that there are several cities in Korea with more than ten million people, and Seoul is the largest of them.

No. 3 could mean that more than ten million people live in Korea, and Seoul is the biggest city in Korea.
Title: Re: defining ~ or non-defining relative adverb?
Post by: Darryl on September 08, 2017, 12:27:58 pm
Yes, I agree with Mt T for the reasons given.