Hello dear partners.
If you are studying for a TOEFL or IELTS exam or would like to pass a writing test or interested in progressing in your writing, you should be aware of using adverb clauses in your texts for some reasons:
First it makes your writing clear and creative.
Also, it helps you to use correct grammar and know about the punctuation rules which will make your writing nice.
I want to provide nine grammar lessons on the subject of adverb clauses. Read them carefully and try to use them in your writing until you get a natural feeling about adverb clauses.
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|(a) When we were in New York, we saw several plays.
(b) We saw several plays when we were in New York.
|When we were in New York is an adverb clause.
PUNCTUATION: When an adverb clause precedes an independent clause, as in (a), a comma is used to separate the clauses. When the adverb clause follows, as in (b), usually no comma is used.
|(c) Because he was sleepy, he went to bed.
(d) He went to bed because he was sleepy.
|Like When, Because introduces an adverb clause.
Because he was sleepy is an adverb clause.
|(e) INCORRECT: When we were in New York. We saw several plays.
(f) INCORRECT: He went to bed. Because he was sleepy.
|Adverb clauses are dependent clauses. They cannot stand alone as a sentence in written English. They must be connected to an independent clause.|