Presentation on theme: "A fronted adverbial is a phrase that comes before the main clause. They add detail to do with: Here is our main clause: Gabriel read the whole menu. So."— Presentation transcript:
A fronted adverbial is a phrase that comes before the main clause. They add detail to do with: Here is our main clause: Gabriel read the whole menu. So we add the blue detail in a fronted adverbial like this: Before he ordered Gabriel read the whole menu. Fronted Adverbials Time: When… As soon as… Before… Purpose: In order…. So that… Contrast: Although… Despite…. Reason: As… Since…, We add a comma after the fronted adverbial We want to add that: He did this before he ordered.
Insert the blue detail into the sentence, using a fronted adverbial. Gabriel ordered salad.Gabriel did this even though he was hungry. Here’s the correct answer: Even though he was hungry, Gabriel ordered salad. (…or “Even though Gabriel was hungry, he ordered salad”. It doesn’t matter where the subject goes) Try this one: Shannon ordered chips. Shannon did this as it was her favourite food. Here’s the correct answer: As it was her favourite food, Shannon ordered chips.
a) Insert the blue detail into the sentences, using fronted adverbials. 1.Gabriel added mayonnaise. Gabriel did this even though he preferred salad dressing. 2.They finished their food quickly. They did this in order to go into town. 3.They paid the bill. They did this as soon as they’d finished. b) Make up your own fronted adverbials for these three sentences. Remember the commas. Here are introductory words for your fronted adverbials: 1.______________________________________________________________, they went into town. 2.________________________________________________________, they went to get some food. 3._________________________________________________________________, they went home. Time: When… As soon as… Before… After…. Purpose: In order…. So that… Contrast: Although… Despite…. Reason: As… Since… Comparison: As if…
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