Saturday, September 11, 2021

Quiz for Lessons 266 - 270 - Parts of the Sentence - Adverb Clauses

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Instructions: Find the adverb clauses in these sentences and tell what word they modify. If it is a reduced adverb clause or elliptical adverb clause add the missing words.

1. You seem very happy when you help other people.

2. While you wait, we will detail your car.

3. I am happier than I ever was before.

4. That horse is more obstinate than a mule.

5. After seeing the final act, the audience applauded enthusiastically.

6. The woman took notes while being taught to cook with broccoli.

7. Ben fields baseballs better than he hits.

8. Although never having held office, the candidate decided to run for governor.

9. As the lions approached the carcass, the cheetahs retreated once more.

10. While eating, I choked on a bone.


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Answers:

1. You seem very happy when you help other people.
- when you help other people modifies the predicate adjective happy

2. While you wait, we will detail your car.
- While you wait modifies will detail

3. I am happier than I ever was (happy) before.
-- elliptical adverb clause
- than I ever was (happy) before modifies happier

4. That horse is more obstinate than a mule (is obstinate).
-- elliptical adverb clause
- than a mule (is obstinate) modifies obstinate

5. After (they saw) the final act, the audience applauded enthusiastically.
-- reduced adverb clause
- After (they saw) the final act modifies the verb applauded

6. The woman took notes while (she was) being taught to cook with broccoli.
-- reduced adverb clause
- while (she was) being taught to cook with broccoli modifies took

7. Ben fields baseballs better than he hits (baseballs well).
 -- elliptical adverb clause
- than he hits (baseballs well) modifies better

8. Although (he had) never having held office, the candidate decided to run for governor.
-- reduced adverb clause
- Although (he had) never held office modifies decided

9. As the lions approached the carcass, the cheetahs retreated once more.
- As the lions approached the carcass modifies retreated

10. While (I was) eating, I choked on a bone.
-- reduced adverb clause
- While (I was) eating modifies choked



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