Adverbial Clauses and Phrases - Examples

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Adverbial Clauses and Phrases For example: * They will visit you before they go to the airport. Adverbial clauses can also be placed before the main clause without changing the meaning. For example: * Before they go to the airport, they will visit you. !Note - When an adverb clause introduces the sentence (as this one does), it is set off with a comma. Adverb clauses answer questions like "when?", "where?", "why?" For example: * I went to the show that was very popular. This kind of clause is used to provide extra information about the noun it follows. This can be to define something (a defining clause), or provide unnecessary, but interesting, added information (a non-defining clause). For example: * The car that…show more content…
How did Tommy scrub? Until his arms ached, an adverb clause. Josephine's three cats bolted from the driveway once they saw her car turn the corner. When did the cats bolt? Once they saw her car turn the corner, an adverb clause. After her appointment at the orthodontist, Danielle cooked eggs for dinner because she could easily chew an omelet. Why did Danielle cook eggs? Because she could easily chew an omelet, an adverb clause. Adverbial Clauses and Phrases Adverbial clause (adverb clause) is a word or expression in the sentence that functions as an adverb; that is, it tells you something about how the action in the verb was done. An adverbial clause is separated from the other clauses by any of the following subordinating conjunctions: after | although | as | because | before | if | since | that | though | till | unless | until | when | where | while Quite often, an adverb in a sentence comprises several words. These types of adverbs are called adverbial phrases or adverbial clauses An adverb clause will meet three requirements: * First, it will contain a subject and verb. * You will also find a subordinate conjunction that keeps the clause from expressing a complete thought. * Finally, you will notice that the clause answers one of these three adverb questions: How? When? or Why? Adverbs of Time A crow attacked your cat while I was waiting for the bus. Every time he cracked a joke, the punters roared with laughter. (Note the comma. This
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