An adverb clause is a group of words that function as an adverb. The clause can modify verbs, adverbs and adjectives by telling when, where, why, how, how much and under what condition. They begin with a subordinating conjunction (such as after, if, because and although) and they contain a subject and a predicate.

Adverb Clauses

Here are some examples of adverb clauses, which are underlined:

  • Whether you like it or not, you have to go to bed now.
  • She likes the red car more than her husband does.
  • If you pay your bills, you will have a good credit score.
  • Unless you run fast, you will miss the bus.
  • So that she would have a tan for her vacation, she went to a tanning salon.
  • Marty kept his schedule open, in case of emergencies.
  • Because he loved her, he didn’t believe she had an affair.
  • Once they saw the car coming, the birds flew away from the street.
  • Although she has a business degree, she is working as a retail clerk.
  • You must keep practicing the etude until you get it right.
  • In order to have six-pack abs, he works out at the gym.
  • As we bought the tickets, the overture was beginning.
  • Before we go on vacation, we must make reservations.
  • Give us a call when you get back from your trip.
  • I won’t allow you to see that movie, even though you are old enough.
  • We’ll go to the bar where they asked us to wait.
  • Since I’ll be working late, I’ll eat downtown.
  • Wherever there is a beach, sun worshippers will gather.
  • While others saw the glass half empty, Barry saw it half full.
  • The fireworks show will start after the sun goes down.
  • That is the last of the soda, as far as I know.
  • Whenever you promise to so something, you need to keep it.
  • Now that everyone has left the party, we need to start cleaning.
  • No matter how many times I try to stop, I just can’t give up chocolate.
  • Insofar as it can be determined, this is the best car on the market.
  • We can get some new clothes provided the store is open this late.
  • The cat made herself at home in the apartment as if she had always lived there.
  • Frank ran the race as though his life depended on it.
  • The people of Italy and Greece are similar in that they live near the Mediterranean Sea.
  • He remembered to wear his jacket lest he catch a cold.
  • We can swim in the pool as soon as we put on plenty of sunscreen.
  • Even if all around you are losing their heads, you need to remain calm.
  • Supposing your son took the car without permission, what would your punishment be?
  • Delaware was the first state that signed the Constitution.
  • Inasmuch as I would like to recommend you for the position, I just can’t do it.
  • I never knew how wonderful life could be till I met you.
  • There may come a time when I would do this, though I can’t imagine when that would be.

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