Adverb Clauses 8-5 P. 408 You have been learning about subordinate clauses used as adjectives. An adverb clause is a subordinate clause used as an adverb. – We visited New York after we had seen Washington. Like an adverb, and adverb clause modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. – You should check your camera before you take the picture. An adverb clause is introduced by a subordinating conjunction. The subordinating conjunction relates the adverb clause to an independent clause. – When our visit ended, we returned home. What is the adverb clause in each of the following sentences? What word or word does each clause modify? Where should commas be used? 1. From the top of the Sears Tower, I can see for miles when the day is clear. 2. When I move around the deck I see different views. 3. The city view is spectacular after the sun goes down. 4. Before I go there again I’ll buy a new camera. 5. I’d like to take a snapshot while the sun is setting. 6. Chicago is lively because there is always plenty to do. What is the adverb clause in each of the following sentences? What word or word does each clause modify? Where should commas be used? 7. Because Chicago was near my home I visited the city often. 8. I love returning to Chicago even though I have visited many other cities many times. 9. As soon as I return to Chicago I immediately want to go back to each of my favorite places. 10. I am unable to leave Chicago until I see the river running through the city. Supply an appropriate subordinating conjunction from the chart on p. 408 to complete each sentence. 11. Visitors to Arizona may be surprised _______ half the state is high and cool. 12. _______ I visit Arizona, I see its desert scenery. 13. ________ I go, there are interesting things to do. 14. No state has more spectacular sights ________ Arizona does. 15. Millions of people go there ________ they can see the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest. 16. Residents can live _______ winter did not exist. Write each sentence, adding commas where they are needed. Underline each adverb clause once and each subordinating conjunction twice. 17. Maine becomes quieter when the weather turns cold. 18. However, Maine offers attractions whenever you go there. 19. Although winters are very cold they are also very beautiful. 20. Hikers like to visit Maine’s forests while the summer sun shines. 21. Few forests are more beautiful than they are. 22. Wherever you go along Maine’s rocky coast look for crashing surf and famous lighthouses.