Daily Grammar

Lesson 266

Parts of the Sentence - Adverb Clauses

Adverb clausesThe adverb clause is a dependent clause that modifies a verb, adjective, or another adverb. They usually modify the verb. Adverb clauses are introduced by subordinate conjunction including after, although, as, as if, before, because, if, since, so that, than, though, unless, until, when, where, and while.  Source: Lesson 261 can be used in various ways (as with adjective clausesThe adjective clause is a dependent clause that is used to modify a noun or a pronoun. It will begin with a relative pronoun (who, whose, whom, which, and that) or a subordinate conjunction (when and where). Those are the only words that can be used to introduce an adjective clause.
Source: Lesson 251
). Because of this, they can give variety to your sentences.

Instructions: Combine the following sentences using adverb clauses at the end of the sentence.

1. We watched the robins. They raised their young in our apple tree.

We watched the robins while they raised their young in our apple tree.

2. Becky read the book. It was recommended by a friend.

Becky read the book since it was recommended by a friend.

3. Dad donates his suits to charity. He has worn them a year.

Dad donates his suits to charity after he has worn them a year.

4. The policemen delayed the drivers. The wrecks were cleared.

The policemen delayed the drivers until the wrecks were cleared.

5. Ann ate an apple. She studied her vocabulary.

Ann ate an apple as she studied her vocabulary.

Note: Several different subordinate conjunctionA conjunction is a word that joins other words, phrases, or clauses. Subordinate conjunctions join dependent clauses to independent clauses. Some common subordinate conjunctions are after, although, as, as if, because, before, if, since, so that, than, unless, until, when, where, and while.
Source: Lesson 84
can be used to combine adverb clauses with independent clauseA clause is a group of words having a subject and a verb. An independent clause can stand alone as a sentence.
Source: Lesson 246
, but I will only show one possibility.

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