I travel to the Binhai New Area by light railway every day, as do many businessmen who live in downtown Tianjin.

In the above sentence, does "as do many businessmen who live in downtown Tianjin" serve as a manner clause or relative clause?

Thank you very much!

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    A concessive clause suggests a meaning opposite to the main clause. For example, "I ride by bicycle to the Binhai New Area, even though most businessmen walk." A relative clause needs "who" or one of its forms to connect it to the main clause. In your example, "who live in downtown Tianjin" is a relative clause. Commented Aug 12, 2014 at 15:48

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Neither, it is a dependent clause. A depenent clause is a part of a sentence that if it stood alone wouldn't make sense and relies on the other side of the sentence which does make sense by itself.

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