Daily Grammar

Quiz for Lessons 266 - 270

Parts of the Sentence - Adverb Clauses

Instructions: Find the adverb clauses in these sentences and tell what word they modify.  If it is a reduced adverb clause or elliptical adverb clause add the missing words.

1. You seem very happy when you help other people.

You seem very happy when you help other people
 - when you help other people modifies happyPAdj

2. While you wait, we will detail your car.

While you wait, we will detail your car.
 - While you wait modifies will detailV

3. I am happier than I ever was before.

I am happier than I ever was (happy) before.
 -- elliptical adverb clause
 - than I ever was (happy) before modifies happierPAdj

4. That horse is more obstinate than a mule.

That horse is more obstinate than a mule (is obstinate).
 -- elliptical adverb clause
 - than a mule (is obstinate) modifies obstinatePAdj

5. After seeing the final act, the audience applauded enthusiastically.

After (they saw) the final act, the audience applauded enthusiastically.
 -- reduced adverb clause
 - After (they saw) the final act modifies applaudedV

6. The woman took notes while being taught to cook with broccoli.

The woman took notes while (she was) being taught to cook with broccoli.
 -- reduced adverb clause
 - While (she was) being taught to cook with broccoli modifies tookV

7. Ben fields baseballs better than he hits.

Ben fields baseballs better than he hits (baseballs well).
 -- elliptical adverb clause
 - than he hits (baseballs well) modifies betterPAdj

8. Although never having held office, the candidate decided to run for governor.

Although (he had) never having held office, the candidate decided to run for governor.
 -- reduced adverb clause
 - Although (he had) never having held office modifies decidedV

9. As the lions approached the carcass, the cheetahs retreated once more.

As the lions approached the carcass, the cheetahs retreated once more.
 - As the lions approached the carcass modifies retreatedV

10. While eating, I choked on a bone.

While (I was) eating, I choked on a bone.
 -- reduced adverb clause
 - While (I was) eating modifies chokedV


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