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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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