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Adverbial Clauses - Glossary of Terms


Adverbial Clauses

An adverbial clause is a group of related words which play the role of an adverb.  Like all clauses, an adverbial clause includes a subject and a verb.

Example:

The cleaner says she left the printer cartridge here. (normal adverb)
The cleaner says she left the printer cartridge where she always leaves it(adverbial clause)

Interactive example:

 
Keep pouring until I tell you to stop. [show me the adverbial clause]
 
When an adverbial clause is at the start of a sentence, it is usual to follow it with a comma.

When I drop my hand, jump over the line.
Associated pages:
 
What are adverbial clauses and phrases?
What are adverbs?
Glossary of grammatical terms
 
 

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