Since you now know how to identify subordinate clauses, it's time to dive deeper into adjective and adverb
Let's start with with adjective clauses.
An adjective clause modifies a noun or a pronoun by telling "which one or what kind".
Most adjective clauses begin with a relative pronoun such as that, which, who,
whom, or whose. Sometimes they start with a relative adverb such as before, since, when, where, or
why. When clause is not essential to the sentence, it is set-off by commas.
Now, let's work on adverb clauses.
An adverb clause modifies a verb, an adjective, an adverb, or a verbal. An adverb clause
tells you "where, when, in what way, to what extent, under waht condition, or why."
An adverb clause usually starts with a subordinating conjunction. There are many subordinating
conjunctions, but here are just a few common ones:
- as if
- as long as
- even though
- in order that
- so that