Adverb Clause

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1.What do you know about adverbial clause?
Adverb clause is a dependent clauses that consists of subject and verd as a unit which takes the place of an adverb in another clauses or pharses. It answers questions such as “when?”, “where?”, “why?”, “with whwt result?”, and “under what condition?”. It oftenly modifies verb in the sentences. 2.Mention the kinds of adverb clause!

There are some kinds of adverb clause, they are:
kind of clausecommon conjunctionsFunctionExample
time clauseswhen, before, after, since, while, as, as long as, until,till, etc. (conjunctions that answer the question "when?"); hardly, scarcely, no sooner, etc.These clauses are used to say when something happens by referring to a period of time or to another event.Her goldfish died when she was young. conditional clausesif, unless, lestThese clauses are used to talk about a possible or counterfactual situation and its consequences.If they lose weight during an illness, they soon regain it afterwards. purpose clausesin order to, so that, in order thatThese clauses are used to indicate the purpose of an action.They had to take some of his land so that they could extend the churchyard. reason clausesbecause, since, as, givenThese clauses are used to indicate the reason for something.I couldn't feel anger against him because I liked him too much. result clausesso...thatThese clauses are used to indicate the result of something.My suitcase had become so damaged on the journey home that the lid would not stay closed. concessive clausesalthough, though, whileThese clauses are used to make two statements, one of which contrasts with the other or makes it seem surprising.I used to read a lot although I don't get much time for books now. place clauseswhere, wherever, anywhere, everywhere, etc. (conjunctions that answer the question "where?")These clauses are used to talk about the location or position of something.He said he was happy where he was. clauses of...