ADVERBIAL CLAUSES – GRAMMATICAL TERMS

schlechte horror spiele “Adverbial clauses” or “adverbials” serve as the adverb of a sentence. The difference between a regular adverb and an adverbial can be seen in the example below:den der ler sidst ler bedst

  • Keep adding water ruby laser autonivel there hourly.                                hourly: normal adverb
  • Keep adding water until I tell you to stop. until I tell you to stop: adverbial clause

 

Just like in other adverbs, adverbial clauses can also be categorized based on the time, place, manner, or degree that they indicate.

 

TIME

These adverbs indicate when or how often an action takes place.

Such adverbial clauses usually begin with the following conjunctions: as, after, as long as, as soon as, no sooner than, while, when, until or since

  • After the match has finished, we watched a movie together.
  • As you as you see his face again, you will know you’ve done the right thing.

 

PLACE

These adverbs usually indicate the place where the action takes place.

Such adverbial clauses usually begin with prepositions such as “in, near, on” or subclause conjunctions such as “wherever, where, everywhere or anywhere.”

  • I will tell the truth wherever I please to tell.
  • We live in a world where there is so much beyond our power to change, so keep reminding yourself not to stress over what you can’t change.

 

MANNER

  • Do not act like it is a joke.
  • He talked to me the way a teacher talks to a naughty student.

 

DEGREE OR COMPARISON

These adverbs show the extent to which an action has taken. They allow comparing the level of the action. They usually begin with conjunctions of subclauses, such as the…the, so…as, as…as, or than.

  • I am as smart as you are.
  • You are not so brave as you think you are, eh?

 

CONDITION

These adverbs are used to signify a particular condition based on which an action can or cannot be realized. The usually begin with “if” or “unless.”

  • If it rains, we shall stay at home.
  • Unless you work hard you will fail in your exams.

 

CONCESSION

These adverbs are used to indicate statements that contradict with the main idea of the given action.

Such adverbial clauses usually begin with conjunctions of subclauses, such as “even if, whereas, while, even though, although, though”

  • Although you hate me, I will always love you.
  • Even if you fail, I will always be there with you.