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The Adverbial Clause

1. The keeper lived where he could command a view of the park.

2. There was no one at home when he called.

3. He sent to the husbandmen a servant that he might re-eeive of the fruit of the vineyard.

4. Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures?

5. He looked as though he were guilty.

6. The route was shorter than he had thought it.

7. To live in honor, though he met calumny from all, was his ambition.

8. He was true to his convictions, so his neighbors called him "Honest Abe"

9. The regiment charged so valiantly that the enemy were routed.

These sentences show that the adverbial clause may modify:

1. A verb.

2. An adjective.

3. An adverb.

An adverbial clause may perform all the offices of the adverb.

We have seen that there are three kinds of clauses, the noun clause, the adjective clause, and the adverbial clause. There are no others.

A complex sentence always contains a clause.

A clause may be found in a compound sentence. A member of a compound sentence may be complex.

Write five sentences containing noun clauses; five containing adjective clauses; and five containing adverbial clauses, either in the subject or in the predicate, or in both.


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