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Grammar and StructureGRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Adverb Clauses

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of adverb clauses.

What kinds of adverb clauses are used in the following sentences?

Example

After he eats dinner, he smokes a cigarette.
adverb clause showing contrast
adverb clause showing condition
adverb clause showing time

The correct answer is "adverb clause showing time".


1.

When the ski season is over, Janet is going to Mexico for a holiday.

 

adverb clause showing contrast

 

adverb clause showing condition

 

adverb clause showing time

     
2.

Instead of going out to a movie tonight, why don't we stay at home and watch a video?

 

adverb clause showing contrast

 

adverb clause showing cause and effect

 

adverb clause showing condition

     
3.

I wouldn't watch a romantic comedy movie even if you paid me to watch it.

 

adverb clause showing time

 

adverb clause showing cause and effect

 

adverb clause showing condition

     
4.

Since we missed the deadline, we will have to pay a penalty.

 

adverb clause showing contrast

 

adverb clause showing cause and effect

 

adverb clause showing time

     
5.

Which sentence uses the correct verb tense?

 

By the time I complete this course, I will have written over ten essays.

 

By the time the course will finish, I will have written over ten essays.

 

By the time the course ends, I have written over ten essays.

     
6.

Which sentence uses the correct verb tense?

 

We go to the beach when Sharon will get here.

 

We go to the beach when Sharon is getting here.

 

We will go to the beach when Sharon gets here.

     
7.

Which sentence uses the correct verb tense?

 

When the game is over, we went home.

 

When the game was over, we went home.

 

When the game was over, we will go home.

     
8.

Which of the following sentences has an adverb clause?

 

The increase in the cost of gas may result in people driving less.

 

People may drive less because the cost of gas has increased.

     
9.

Which of the following sentences has an adverb clause?

 

First of all, you should renew your passport.

 

Before you do anything else, renew your passport.

     
10.

Which sentence has the correct punctuation?

 

When it is snowing, I like to go for a walk through the forest.

 

I like to go for a walk through the forest, when it is snowing.