AdverbClauses Ms. López February 29th, 2012
What is an adverb? Basically, most adverbs tell you how, where, or when something is done. In other words, they describe the manner, place, or time of an action.
What is an adverb? An adverb may be: a single word such as quickly, here or yesterday, or a phrase such as the day before yesterday or to see my mother or adependent clause, containing a subject and a full verb known as adverb clauses or "adverbial clauses”.
What´san Adverbial Clause? It is a dependent clause that does the same job as an adverb or an adverb phrase. They describe the manner (how?), place (where), or time (when) of an action. Whendid I see a movie? I saw a movieyesterday. yesterday Single wordadverb I saw a movieon Friday. Onfriday Prepositionaladverbphrase I saw a moviebefore I leftfor Rose. Before I leftfor Rose. Adverbial clause
How can yourecognizeanadverbclause? most adverb clauses are introduced by a particular word or phrase called subordinating conjunctions, like: after, before, until, while, because, since, as, so that, in order that, if, unless, whether, though, although, even though, where
BE AWARE!!!! Adverb describe anaction, yetthismightnotbe themainaction of thesentence, Theymodifyadjectives and otheradverbs as well.
AdverbClauses • Can modify a verb Whenyoufinishyourbookabout Rome, youshouldthenbeginyourreport. • Can modifyanadjective Triciaseemedhappywherevershewas.
AdverbClauses • Can modifyanadverb Fasterthantheeyecouldfollow, therace car spedaway. • Can modify a participle Laughinguntil he gaspedforbreath, Fred couldnotspeak.
AdverbClauses • Can modify a Gerund Driving a car ifyou do nothave a licenseisillegal. • Can modifyaninfinitive Wedecidedtoremainin ourseatsso thatwecouldwatchthemovieagain.
Ellipticaladverbclauses • Itis a clause in whichtheverborthesubject are understoodbutnotactuallystated. • Examples: • She resembles theirfather more than he. • She resembles theirfather more than he does. (Verbunderstood) • She resembles theirfather more thanhim. • She resembles theirfather more thanshe resembles him. (Subject and verbunderstood)
Let´spractice Classwork • Page 330, Exercise 32 • Page 331, Exercises 33 and 34