Adverbs are one of the elementary chapters included in primary students’ grammar syllabus. The main purpose of including this chapter is to make sure that children develop basic working knowledge about adverbs. Once students understand the basic concept of adverbs, it’s time they are introduced to adverb clauses. Having a beforehand knowledge of adverbs helps students to understand adverb clauses better. There are several adverb clause worksheets available at BYJU’S website, which students can practice to strengthen their concepts.
Adverb Clause Worksheet:-Download PDF
Adverb Clause Worksheet Pdf:-Download PDF
What are Adverb Clauses?
The first question that might pop into any student’s mind is how adverb clauses are different from adverbs? Adverbs are those words that describe or modify a verb, an adjective or another adverb. Whereas adverb clauses are groups of words that contain a subject and a predicate and does the work of an adverb. For example, “Until it stops snowing, we can’t go out.” Here, ‘until it stops snowing’ is the adverb clause. Once students have understood what adverb clauses are, they can download the free adverb clause worksheet pdf from our BYJU’S website.
Types of Adverb Clauses
There are eight different types of adverb clauses that students should have an idea about. Though students don’t have to learn them in detail, having a basic understanding of them will be enough.
- Adverb Clause of Time – It includes words like ‘whenever, while, after, before, since, as’ etc., to denote time or when it occurred. For example, “Don’t talk while the teacher is teaching.”
- Adverb Clause of Place – This clause includes words like ‘where and wherever’. For example, “They can stay where they are.”
- Adverb Clause of Purpose – This clause includes words that express the intent behind any action through words like ‘so that, in order that, and lest’. For example, “Let us get a map so that we can find the way.”
- Adverb Clause of Cause/Reason – This clause includes words that explain the reason why ‘ because, as, since, that’. For example, “Elle did that because she wanted to.”
- Adverb Clause of Condition – This clause has words that depict the outcome/result of any action/situation like ‘if, whether, unless, provided that’. For example, “We will go to the market if it’s not raining.”
- Adverb Clause of Result/Consequence – This clause uses subordinating conjunctions like ‘that, so, such’. For example, “It was snowing so heavily that many died.”
- Adverb Clause of Comparison – This clause highlights quantity and quality with subordinating conjunctions like ‘that and as’. For example, “Stefen is older than he looks.”
- Adverb Clause of Supposition/Concession – This clause will have two different and independent clauses separated by subordinate conjunctions like ‘though, although, even if’. For example, “Though he is poor, he is honest.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are adverb clauses?
Adverb clauses are groups of words that contain a subject and a predicate and do the work of an adverb.
How to get an adverb clause worksheet?
If you are looking for an adverb clause worksheet to practise from, you can visit our BYJU’S website. We have several worksheets that will help students clear their doubts regarding adverb clauses.