The complex sentence with an adverbial clause of place 318
§ 165. An adverbial clause of place defines the place or the direction of the action expressed in the principal clause. It may be introduced by one of the following conjunctions: where, whence, wherever, everywhere (that) and conjunctive adverbs with prepositions. A clause introduced by wherever can express direction as well as position.
He was standing where he always had stood, on the rug before the living-room fire.
From where he stood he could see nothing.
Wherever they came people greeted them enthusiastically.
Why can’t we go where it’s warm?
He took a chair whence he could see the street.
|Note: Adverbial clauses of place introduced by the conjunction where should not be confused with predicative or object clauses introduced by the conjunctive adverb where or its derivatives, or with attributive clauses introduced, by the relative adverb where. The descrimination is determined by the meaning and nature of the word the clause refers to. The young people went off at once to wherever they were going. (adverbial clause) I wonder where you are hurrying. (object clause) This must be where my sister lives. (predicative clause) Here is the house where we stayed last year. (attributive clause)|