11 of 29 Verbs tell us about actions, e.g. He closed the door. Adverbs tell us how actions are done, e.g. He closed the door quickly. Sometimes we write a group of words to tell us more about the verb, e.g. He closed the door quickly because he was afraid the rain would get into the house. These groups of words are called adverbial clauses. They help us to understand more about an action. They explain about… where, when, why, how, how much. They make our writing more precise and informative. Adverbial clauses Adverbial clauses are a specific type of subordinate clause.
15 of 29 Adding commas When a connective begins the sentence, a comma should be placed before the clause it introduces. For example: Although he was exhausted, Max was determined to finish his revision.
23 of 29 Colons and semicolons Colons and semicolons are useful forms of punctuation because they can make your sentences sound precise. A colon (:) introduces an explanation, detail or example about the sentence preceding it, e.g. The weather was awful: wet, windy and cold. The colon is placed directly after the final word of the main clause and is followed by a space. It may introduce one word or a phrase. Write five sentences with colons in them.
28 of 29 Write five sentences about the haunted house below including an adverbial clause in the middle. Then rewrite them with the adverbial clause at the beginning and at the end. Writing descriptively Do you need to make any changes to the punctuation?