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Though the city had been bombed for fifty-seven nights in a row, the Blitz and the refusal to surrender London afterward took on almost mythic significance as evidence of British citizens’ ability to resist the will of Hitler and Nazi Germany.

• the Blitz and the refusal to surrender London afterward took on
• London’s Blitz and the refusal to surrender took after
• the Blitz and the refusal of the city of London took over
• London’s refusal to surrender after the Blitz took on
• London’s refusal to surrender after the Blitz took up
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Though the city had been bombed for fifty-seven nights in a row, the Blitz and the refusal to surrender London afterward took on almost mythic significance as evidence of British citizens’ ability to resist the will of Hitler and Nazi Germany.

• the Blitz and the refusal to surrender London afterward took on-->its not the blitz which took on a significance rather its the londons decision to refuse.
• London’s Blitz and the refusal to surrender took after-->took after is incorrect idiom.
• the Blitz and the refusal of the city of London took over-->changes the meaning.
• London’s refusal to surrender after the Blitz took on--> correct
• London’s refusal to surrender after the Blitz took up -->took up is wrong idiom .
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Re: Though the city had been bombed for fifty-seven nights in a [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2013, 07:35
Read on a different forum that 'Though the city..' is an adverbial modifier and not an adjectivial modifier. Therefore, it modifies the entire clause. Is this true?
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Re: Though the city had been bombed for fifty-seven nights in a [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2013, 11:02
vibhav wrote:
Read on a different forum that 'Though the city..' is an adverbial modifier and not an adjectivial modifier. Therefore, it modifies the entire clause. Is this true?


@vibhav:

I did some researches and saw there are many opinions about "adverbial clause" or "adverbial modifier". According to "official sources" (grammar books, wikipedia, etc.), an adverb clause is a subordinate clause used to modify a verb, adjective, or adverb in the main clause. Every adverb clause is introduced by a subordinating conjunction. An adverb clause tells when, where, why, how, to what extent, or how much about the word it modifies.

These are the links I refer to:
http://www.sinclair.edu/centers/tlc/pub ... adverb.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adverbial_clause

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