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By: Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar
What is an Adverb Clause?
Adverb Clauses of Time What is an Adverb? What is a Clause? What is an Adverb Clause? Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar
A clause is a group of related words containing a subject and a verb.
An adverb is a word that describes or adds to the meaning of a verb, an adjective and another adverb, etc. A clause is a group of related words containing a subject and a verb. A clause forms a sentence or part of a sentence and often functions as a noun, an adjective or an adverb. Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar
Adverb Clauses ADVERB CLAUSES are called ADVERB CLAUSES because they function to describe or define the why, how, when, or conditions under which something happens. ADVERB CLAUSES are easy to identify because they begin with the SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS you’re already used to identifying, words like: AFTER, IF, SINCE, WHEN, BECAUSE, ALTHOUGH, UNTIL. ADVERB CLAUSES can appear anywhere in a sentence: as the sentence opener, between the SUBJECT and PERFORMING VERB of the INDEPENDENT CLAUSE, or as the sentence closer. Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar
Types of adverb clauses:
Adverb Clause of Time Adverb Clause of Reason Adverb Clause of Concession Adverb Clause of Contrast Adverb Clause of Result Adverb Clause of Purpose Adverb Clause of Place Adverb Clause of Manner Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar
These clauses are introduced by an adverb of time such as
Adverb Clauses of Time Form: These clauses are introduced by an adverb of time such as when, whenever, while, as, before, after, till, until, since and as soon as. Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar
When he comes, he will tell us the story.
Adverb Clauses of Time Examples: When he comes, he will tell us the story. Monica was reading while Tom was writing. The lecture started as we arrived. I will stay with the baby until you come home. After she had got the money, she bought the car. Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar
Analysis: Ex. When the phone rang, the baby woke up.
Notice: this sentence consists of a subordinate clause followed by a main clause. The subordinate clause is a dependent clause begins with what is called a subordinating conjunction. This causes the clause to be dependent upon the rest of the sentence for its meaning; it cannot stand by itself. Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar
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