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Dependent Adverb Clause - Glossary of Terms


Dependent Adverb Clause

A dependent clause (or subordinate clause) is one that cannot stand alone as a complete sentence, because it does not express a complete thought.  When the dependent clause acts as an adverb, it is known as a "dependent adverb clause".

Examples:

  The otter surfaced occasionally. (adverb)
  The otter surfaced when we looked the other way. (dependent adverb clause)

Interactive example:

 
Charlie used to run in the park. [show me the dependent adverb clause]
 
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