clauses provide information about other parts of the sentence.
They explain why, when, and under
which conditions something
These examples help understand their
why: I quit my job because
I didn't like the company.
when: Apples are picked after
condition: He keeps eating
eggs every day even though he knows they're
high in cholesterol.
condition: I will help you if
I have time.
Adverb clauses form complex sentences,
so you can also reverse the order of the clause--just use a comma
If I have
time, I will help you.
ripen, apples are picked.
Here are some examples of sentences that use
1. She works
for a florist because she loves flowers.
2. I use a wine glass whenever I drink wine.
3. He usually washes
his car if it gets dirty.
In the next lesson, we'll learn about the sequence of tenses.
Next: Lesson Ten