What is adverbial clause?An adverbial clause is a dependent clause thatfunctions as an adverb. In other words, itcontains a subject (explicit or implied) and apredicate, and it modifies a verb.Itis formed by subordinate conjunction, notcoordinate conjunction.
ADVERBIAL CLAUSE OF TIMESubordinate conjunction:when, whenever, while, after, before, until,as soon as, since, asexample: When she came into her room, the bell was ringing.I will call you whenever I need help. While I was watching the news on TV, my brother calledme. As I left the house, I remembered the key
ADVERBIAL CLAUSE OF PLACESubordinate conjuction :Where, whereverexample: We saw the ring where they found the necklace. Wherever you go, you can find children.
ADVERBIAL CLAUSE OF MANNERSubordinate conjunction:as, as though, as ifexample: You should have done it as I showed you. He talked to me as if he had talked to servant. He tells the story as if he knew it well.
ADVERBIAL CLAUSE OF CAUSE/REASONSubordinate conjunction:Because, since, as, forexample: He didn’t go to school because he was ill. Since Wati is the eldest, she must take care her sisters. As he shaved with blunt razor, he didn’t make it well.
ADVERBIAL CLAUSE OF PURPOSESubordinate conjunction:so that, in order that, in caseexample: They are saving their money so that they can buy a house. They move to the front in order that they can hear him. He called his friend up in case he forgot the appointment.
ADVERBIAL CLAUSE OF RESULTSubordinate conjuction:… so … that… , … such … that …example: The fog is so thick that we can’t see the view clearly. They have such expensive shoes that many people are astonished.
ADVERBIAL CLAUSE OF CONCESSIONSubordinate conjunction:although, though, even though, even ifexample: Although he is poor, he is very generous. He passed the test though he didn’t study well. Even though he was sick, he went to school.
ADVERBIAL CLAUSE OF CONDITIONSubordinate conjunction:If, provided that, on condition that, unlessexample: If I were rich I would give you much money. He’ll go there provided that you invite him. I will not tell him about this on condition that you follow what I’ll say to you.
ADVERBIAL CLAUSE OF DEGREE1. Positive Subordinate conjuction: … as … as ex: Nata is as diligentn as Nara2. Parallel Subordinate conjuction: the … the ex: The more you work, the more youcan earn money.
ADVERBIAL CLAUSE OF DEGREE (con’t)3. Comparative Subordinate conjuction: … than … ex: He is taller than his brother4. Restrictive Subordinate conjuction: as long as, as, as far as ex: You can stay here, as long as you want.
ADVERBIAL CLAUSE OF CONTRASTSubordinate conjunction:whereas, where, at the same time, whileexample: I wanted to stay home, whereas my sister wanted to go. Now there is nothing but desert, where there used to be fertile plan.