Daily Grammar

Lesson 268

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.

Sometimes we find adverb clauses that have left some words out. They are called reduced adverb clauses.

Example:
While (she was) speaking to the timid student, the teacher spoke slowly.

Instructions: Reduce the adverb clauses in these sentences.

1. While he was watching the geese, he saw the fox.

While watching the geese, he saw the fox.

2. Richard got a thorn in his finger when he was pruning the roses.

Richard got a thorn in his finger when pruning the roses.

3. The cat meowed loudly after it searched for a way into the house.

The cat meowed loudly after searching for a way into the house.

4. Although the man feared being ostracized, he continued helping everyone.

Although fearing being ostracized, he continued helping everyone.

5. Will measured the board again before he made his final cut.

Will measured the board again before making his final cut.

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