Adverb Clauses Of Time, By Dr. Shadia

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Adverb Clauses Of Time, By Dr. Shadia

  1. 1. Adverb Clauses of Time Present Past Future By: Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar http://www.kau.edu.sa/SBANJER http://wwwdrshadiabanjar.blogspot.com
  2. 2. <ul><li>What is an Adverb? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a Clause? </li></ul><ul><li>What is an Adverb Clause ? </li></ul>Adverb Clauses of Time
  3. 3. <ul><li>An adverb is a word that describes or adds to the meaning of a verb, an adjective and another adverb, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>A clause is a group of related words containing a subject and a verb . </li></ul><ul><li>A clause forms a sentence or part of a sentence and often functions as a noun, an adjective or an adverb. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Adverb Clauses <ul><li>ADVERB CLAUSES are called ADVERB CLAUSES because they function to describe or define the why , how , when , or conditions under which something happens. </li></ul><ul><li>ADVERB CLAUSES are easy to identify because they begin with the SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS you’re already used to identifying, words like: AFTER, IF, SINCE, WHEN, BECAUSE, ALTHOUGH, UNTIL. </li></ul><ul><li>ADVERB CLAUSES can appear anywhere in a sentence: as the sentence opener, between the SUBJECT and PERFORMING VERB of the INDEPENDENT CLAUSE , or as the sentence closer. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Types of adverb clauses: <ul><li>Adverb Clause of Time </li></ul><ul><li>Adverb Clause of Reason </li></ul><ul><li>Adverb Clause of Concession </li></ul><ul><li>Adverb Clause of Contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Adverb Clause of Result </li></ul><ul><li>Adverb Clause of Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Adverb Clause of Place </li></ul><ul><li>Adverb Clause of Manner </li></ul>
  6. 6. Adverb Clauses of Time Form: These clauses are introduced by an adverb of time such as when , whenever, while , as , before , after , till , until , since and as soon as .
  7. 7. <ul><li>When he comes , he will tell us the story. </li></ul><ul><li>Monica was reading while Tom was writing. </li></ul><ul><li>The lecture started as we arrived. </li></ul><ul><li>I will stay with the baby until you come home. </li></ul><ul><li>After she had got the money, she bought the car. </li></ul>Examples: Adverb Clauses of Time
  8. 8. Analysis: <ul><li>Ex. When the phone rang, the baby woke up. </li></ul>Notice: this sentence consists of a subordinate clause followed by a main clause. The subordinate clause is a dependent clause begins with what is called a subordinating conjunction. This causes the clause to be dependent upon the rest of the sentence for its meaning; it cannot stand by itself.

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