Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Adverb Clauses and Subordinate Conjunctions

Complex sentences with adverb clauses are formed when we connect two clauses with a subordinate conjunction.

  • These conjunctions are called “SUBORDINATE CONJUNCTIONS,” or “SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS
  • The clause that begin with the subordinate conjunction is called an adverb clause.

  • EXAMPLE: Although she loves chocolate, she tried to avoid eating it.
    • Although= subordinate conjunction
    • Although she loves chocolate= adverb clause
    • She tried to avoid eating it= (in case you are curious!) this part of the complex sentence is called an independent clause
    Click here for a list of common subordinate conjunctions

    If you would like some practice with adverb clauses, try these practice activities:



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