adverbial clause

A type of subordinate clause that adds information to a main clause. These clauses can be finite or non-finite. In the following examples, adverbial clauses are shown inĀ italics:

  • I always complete essays with great care and detail.
  • Although there are arguments both for and against the issue, I think the arguments against are stronger.
  • I will go and study in England as long as I achieve 6.5 in the IELTS exam.
  • Before making a decision, I always ask my wife for her opinion.

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