Daily Grammar

Lesson 267

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 beginning of the sentences.

1. Frank started medical training. He drove a forklift for a living.

Before Frank started medical training, he drove a forklift for a living.

2. The rains had started the mud slides. The homes were not safe to live in.

Because the rains had started the mud slides, the homes were not safe to live in.

3. Older people love to sit in the park. They feed the birds and visit.

While they feed the birds and visit, older people love to sit in the park.

4. I enjoyed camping out. I was much younger.

When I was much younger, I enjoyed camping out.

5. Joe recognized the man. The man had stopped his car to help.

After the man had stopped his car to help, Joe recognized him.

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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