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EQ: What are adverb clauses?
Adverbs Modify verbs, adjectives, or adverbs
Tell how, when, where, etc. He drove slowly. (How did he drive? Modifies verb) He drove a very fast car. (How fast was his car? - Modifies adjective) She moved quite slowly down the aisle. (How slowly? Modifies adverb)
Adverb clauses Modify verbs, adjectives, or adverbs
Begin with subordinating conjunctions Tell where, when, why, in what manner, to what extent, or under what conditions.
Because you are students, you have to do homework. Tells why
Examples: Because you are students, you have to do homework. Tells why When you are older, you will get a job. Tells when
Examples of Adverb Clauses
Wherever you lead, I will follow. Before you came to school, you got ready. As long as you are in school, you will have to write. I give you notes so that you will understand.
Practice Because we live in the South, people think we talk funny.
Unless there is enough rain, farming is not possible. They study hard when they have a test. While their parents are around, they are nice.
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