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GRAMMAR & 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?

 
 
1. When the school term is over, Janet is going to northern Canada for a holiday.
  Adverb clause showing contrast
  Adverb clause showing condition
  Adverb clause showing time
     
2. Instead of going out to dinner 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 horror 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 bus, we will have to walk home.
  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 the course ends, I will have written over forty paragraphs.
  By the time the course will end, I will have written over forty paragraphs.
  By the time the course ends, I have written over forty paragraphs.
     
6. Which sentence uses the correct verb tense?
  We go to dinner when Susan will get here.
  We go to dinner when Susan is getting here.
  We will go to dinner when Susan gets here.
     
7. Which sentence uses the correct verb tense?
  When the movie is over, we went home.
  When the movie was over, we went home.
  When the movie was over, we will go home.
     
8. Which of the following sentences has an adverb clause?
  The increase in the cost of cigarettes may result in people smoking fewer cigarettes.
  People may smoke fewer cigarettes because the cost of cigarettes has increased.
     
9. Which of the following sentences has an adverb clause?
  First of all, you should register for the course.
  Before you do anything else, register for the course.
     
10. Which sentence has the correct punctuation?
  When it is raining, I like to go for a walk on the beach.
  I like to go for a walk on the beach, when it is raining.