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adverb clause

noun, Grammar.
1.
a subordinate clause that functions as an adverb within a main clause.
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  • An adverb clause is a clause which takes the place of an adverb.

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    Marian Wharton
  • We have found that as is also used as a conjunction to introduce an adverb clause.

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    Marian Wharton
  • In the sentence, Do as I say, as I say is an adverb clause of manner, modifying the verb do.

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    Marian Wharton
  • Mark all of the dependent clauses and determine whether each is used as a noun, adjective or adverb clause.

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    Marian Wharton
  • The third kind of clause which we may use in a complex sentence is the adverb clause.

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    Marian Wharton
  • The clause, as she is good, is an adverb clause, modifying the adjective beautiful.

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    Marian Wharton
  • The adverb clause takes the place of an adverb in modifying a verb, a verbal, an adjective, or an adverb.

    An English Grammar W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell

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