Adverb Clauses: Definition & Examples


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Adverbs modify or 'add to' what part of speech?

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1. A clause is a group of words containing both a _____ and a _____.

2. An adverbial clause is a _____ clause because it cannot stand alone.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will assess your understanding of how adverb clauses are used and your ability to identify them within a sentence. You will be quizzed on definitions and examples relating to this topic.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • What part of speech adverbs modify
  • The definition of clause
  • The ability to identify what type of clause an adverbial clause is
  • What begins an adverbial clause
  • The types of questions an adverbial clause can answer

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about what an adverb clause is and why it is used
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as clause and subordinating conjunction
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding common subordinating conjunctions

Additional Learning

To learn more about this compositional tool, review the accompanying lesson called Adverb Clauses: Definition, Examples & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what an adverb is
  • Define clause
  • Describe subordinating conjunctions
  • List words and phrases that are common subordinating conjunctions
  • Provide examples to show how adverb clauses are used to enhance sentences