Kinds Of Adverb Clauses


There are different types of adverb clauses. In this lesson we will learn about them.

Adverb clauses of degree or comparison

Adverb clauses of degree tell us about the degree or extent of an action, quality or manner. They answer the questions how much, how little or how many? Adverb clauses of degree are introduced by subordinating conjunctions like as, as … as, so … as and than.

Adverb clauses of time and definite frequency

Adverb clauses of time and definite frequency tell us when something happens. They are introduced by subordinating conjunctions like when, whenever, before, after, as, since and till.

Adverb clauses of place

Adverb clauses of place are introduced by the conjunctions where and wherever.

Adverb clauses of manner

Adverb clauses of manner say how something happens or is done. They are introduced by conjunctions like as, as if, as though and in that.

Adverb clauses of cause

Adverb clauses of cause give the reason for the activity mentioned in the main clause. They are introduced by conjunctions like because, since, as and that.

Adverb clauses of purpose

Adverb clauses of purpose express the purpose of the action mentioned in the main clause. They are introduced by conjunctions like that, in order that, so that and lest.

Adverb clauses of result or consequence

Adverb clauses of result state what has happened or what may happen as a result of the action mentioned in the main clause. They are usually introduced by conjunctions like so that, so … that, such … that.

Adverb clauses of condition

Adverb clauses of condition are usually introduced by subordinating conjunctions like if, unless, whether, provided that and so long as.

Adverb clauses of concession or supposition

These clauses are introduced by conjunctions like though, although, even though, even if, while and whereas.