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The Clause

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									       The Clause

How to tell when a subordinate
        clause begins
         Adjective Clause
An adjective clause usually begins with a
 relative pronoun.

Relative Pronoun - a word that relates the
 clause to the word or words the clause
 modifies
       Relative Pronouns
Examples:

    That            Who
    Which           Whom
            Whose
         Adjective Clause
An adjective clause can also be introduce
 by a relative adverb

Relative Adverb - functions in the same
 way as a relative pronoun
     When                 Where
        Adjective Clause
Relative Pronoun:
 John is the one whose essay took first
 place.

Relative Adverb:
 The site where Dr. King delivered his
 great “I Have a Dream” speech in
 1963 is the Lincoln Memorial.
          Noun Clause
Some words that commonly introduce
 noun clauses:
How, If, That, What, Whatever, When,
 Whenever, Where, Wherever, Whether,
 Which, Whichever, Who, Whoever,
 Whom, Whomever, Whose, Why
           Noun Clause
She does well at whatever she attempts.
Does he think that Puerto Rico will
 become a state someday?
Write your research paper about
 whomever you admire most.
          Adverb Clause
An adverb clause usually begins with a
 subordinating conjunction.

Subordinating Conjunction - a word or
 word group that shows the relationship
 between the adverb clause and the
 word or words that the clause modifies.
  Subordinating Conjunctions
Examples:
After, Although, As, As if, As long as, As
  soon as, As though, Because, Before,
  If, In order that, Provided that, Since, So
  that, Than, Though, Unless, Until,
  When, Whenever, Where, Wherever,
  Whether, While
          Adverb Clause
The squirrel ran as though it were being
 chased by a cat.

Many western artists were influenced by
 the Asian art they saw while they were
 studying in Paris.

								
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