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Adverbial Phrases of reference or introduction?



spinney
United Kingdom

Adverbial Phrases of reference or introduction?
 
Hi there!
As I seem to have a lot of time on my hands at the moment (my holiday to the UK cancelled), I have been preparing some work for next term. I have been looking at phrases such as, "regarding ..., with regard to ... as regards ..., as far as ... is concerned, on the subject of ..." etc. and I�m having the Dickens of a time trying to categorise what they are. I thought that perhaps they could be called "adverbial phrases of reference" or even "adverbial phrases of introduction" and, after spending nearly an hour clicking on various links and looking at different sites, I am more or less stymied by the lack of information on this. They can also be used as conjunctions, depending on how the sentence is structured.  Any ideas, people? I really need a new pairs of eyes and a fresh brain on this.  

30 Jul 2020      



aftab57
United Kingdom

Checking a few of them quickly, they seem to be classifies as Prepositions.

30 Jul 2020     



Jayho
Australia

Hi Spinney
 
A new pair of eyes and fresh brain is here to help :) 
 
These two links refer to them as discourse markers.
 
 
 
You can rest easy now.
 
Cheers
 
Jayho

30 Jul 2020     



spinney
United Kingdom

Thank you people! You have been very helpful. :-)
As it goes, I got the worksheet done.  

30 Jul 2020