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which has several uses, and I think you're getting them confused.

With a relative construction,

as subject of the relative clause: The book [which was lying on the table] was heavy.
as object of a relative clause: The book [which I read] was very amusing.

and as other elements: The book [for which I paid $20] was lost.
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Are all of these adjective connectors?
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I think in the first it is an adjective connector (also serving as a subject. The subject of "was lying...").

And in the second I think it is an adjective connector.

Is that correct?
Please answer ASAP as I've really got deeply confused.
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I don't know where you are getting your terminology. I have never heard of an "adjective connector".

All three of those examples contain relative clauses (in brackets).
Relative clauses modify the nouns they follow.
Because they modify nouns, they act like adjectives.

So, yes, they are all adjective-like clauses. I think that's what you're trying to say by saying "adjective connectors". I'd drop that term if I were you. Nobody's going to understand exactly what you're talking about. Emotion: smile

CJ
In my TOEFL book, there are these titles:

"Use noun clause connectors correctly"

"Use noun clause connector/subjects correctly"

"Use adjective clause connectors correctly"

"Use adjective clause connector/subjects correctly"

I think I should have said "adjective clause connector"
So, could it an object and an "adjective" clause at the same time?

"as object of a relative clause: The book [which I read] was very amusing."
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w4j3dSo, could it an object and an "adjective" clause at the same time?
No. You're mixing things up. The list at the top is part of a list of uses of the word which that I gave you earlier.

One use of which is as an object of a relative clause. Here is an illustration of that fact:

The book which I read was very amusing.

Here which is the object of the clause which I read.

I is the subject.
read is the verb.
which is the object.

which I read (the whole thing; all three words) is the relative clause (or adjective clause if you prefer).
which is only one piece of the adjective clause -- specifically, the object of the clause.

Do you see what I mean now?

CJ
w4j3dUse adjective clause connectors correctly
That seems to me to be a very informal, even casual, way of speaking of these things. Another name for "adjective clause connectors" is "relative words" or "relative pronouns". I'm much more familiar with these.

CJ
Ahahahahaha Emotion: big smile

My brain was going to explode Emotion: big smile

I was really really in a bad situation. Thank you Emotion: big smile

I just thought of "noun clause as an object" when you mentioned "object". I was deeply confused.

Thank you Emotion: smile I can finally sleep now Emotion: big smile
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