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What is the relationship between the two clauses in the following sentence?

"As long as Scott remains president of this company, promotions will continue to be based on merit rather than seniority."

Many companies are now producing self-driving cars, _____ just ten years ago, most people thought of this as science fiction.

No one will be able to help you ______ you don't first help yourself.

Which of the following is not a conjunction that shows contrast?

What is the relationship between the two clauses in the following sentence?

"While I do agree with the basic thesis of your essay, I do not find your arguments convincing."

Adverb clauses must have a relationship with an independent clause.

What is the relationship between the two clauses in the following sentence?

"Since this is the first time you've been late with an assignment, I'll give you a one-week extension, but make sure this never happens again."

Which of the following can be used as a conjunction to show a relationship of reason?

Everyone, please do not ask Stacy for help today _______ she can concentrate on her task and have it finished by the end of the shift.

_______ many attempts, the team finally succeeded in transferring the chemicals in a stable state.


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135 Comments on “Learn English Grammar: The Adverb Clause”


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Yayy new lesson 😍

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

very good advice for academic writing. thanks

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

Hi Adam !!! If you hadn’t teach like you this, you won’t be the One of The Best Teacher in the site (may be in the whole World), but becouse of your teaching you are !!!!!!!!! Unfortunately I have no brather like you, so I’m studing English on EngVid.com. )) Thank you for this Great lesson !!! Take care of yourself, and have a Good Time !!! ) Bast wishes, your student Vladislav Hamitovich.

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

    Thanks Vladislav ;)

    Wednesday, April 19th 2017

      You’re wellcome!)

      Thursday, April 20th 2017

* – “you wouln’t be”

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

4/10 … Fff..CK … . ((((((

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

    Dont give up you are doing well that you have tried, with a continuously working you will have a hight level in English :)

    Tuesday, April 4th 2017

      Ok ! Thank you very much !!!

      Tuesday, April 4th 2017

    same hare :(

    Monday, April 17th 2017

good one!

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

Thanks

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

I got 10/10 thank you Adam :) I was wondering if you could make a lesson about usage of “rather” and quite, because I have a little trouble with them. I mean, I learned that sometimes meaning of them can be different in a sentence but I can’t understand why and when it happens. It’s confusing. Does it depend on construction of a sentence? I’d appreciate it if you could help me with this :)

Anyway, I enjoyed the lesson as always, thanks :)

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

    I’ll get on that Hubert ;)

    Wednesday, April 19th 2017

      Hi Adam, thanks for great lessons. Actually, I believe I have very bad writing skill. I always get confused between different tenses and sometimes not able to connect clauses. Can you help me out to cope us with this problem? Any suggestion ?

      Regards,
      Shabaz

      Sunday, May 28th 2017

Hi Adam.Tx a alot. I’ve got 7:)
I think as long as is same also and it isn’t used for condition formed. But I am confused in question 1. Plz help me ?

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

    You can think of it as a time clause as well (for as long as), but essentially it means if this situation continues…

    Does this help?

    Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Can someone tell me how to use whereas please.

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

    Hello Hemant, “Whereas” is a conjunction, it means ” but on the other hand.” It shows contrast between two things, actions etc.
    Example: I like to go swimming whereas Hemant likes to sail.Hope it is clear now.

    Tuesday, April 4th 2017

      Thank you stranger444.

      Tuesday, April 4th 2017

    Hi Hermant,

    Stranger444 gave a good answer, but I’ll try to make a lesson about it as well.

    Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Great and very useful lesson !

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

While Lamborghini is a wonderful car, I think that Ferrari also merits a minimum of consideration.
However, I think, it is much better to eat a pizza with friends in front of the beautiful bay of Naples rather than getting stuck in traffic alone.
Thank you for this difficult (for me) but very interesting lesson.

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

Good lesson, as always.
Thanks Adam

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

Grammar is very sophisticated and It’s not easy to catch it up. Many thanks for this great important lesson, Adam.

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

This is a bit confusing, but really important to learn. Thanks Adam!

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

This lesson is very interesting since it’s advanced english. Although I like it, I got a 6 under 10 because it’s kind of confusing. If I study more then I will get it. Thanks for this lesson so that people like us can understand better English language.

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

The more clauses in the sentence , the more complex it gets . In fact there are sentences called complex sentence , but the hardest ones are the compound sentences, which are 3 clauses in one sentence. I think is one independent and 2 dependent clauses, , would you please tell us some about complex and compound sentences, I know a little bit on this kind of sentence, but I would like to polish myself on this material ,Thanks .

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

very interesting. Thanks Adam!

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

Very good

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

Thanks, Adam.

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

Mr Adam you are the only one who knows this language.

Thanks Adam

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

Hi Adam. Is possible to say “so” instead of “so that”. I love the way you explain in your videos. Greetings 😊

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

    Hi Rosa,

    So alone is a coordinating conjunction, so make sure you have two independent clauses on either side.

    Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Hi Adam! You know? I have found it really challenging to fully understand the lessons about clauses ( I’ve seen them all) but the way you explain them is like a comfort ’cause you know exactly how to do it so that your students may get them. Let me tell you that I am really into grammar. So a big thank you to you Adam! I really appreciate what you do because teachers today aren’t sincerely interested on the student’s progress and you do. Please keep doing your best!💛💛

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

By the way I’ve got a question: In your last sentence you said that the word ‘there’ is the subject. So my question is how the word ‘there’ can be used as a subject? Thanks Adam! 😊

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

    Hi Blueapples,

    Firstly, thank you :)

    There (and it) are preparatory subjects.I will make a lesson about this as it’s important but can be confusing.

    Wednesday, April 19th 2017

    I think we could write like this.
    “You should stay home because it will be trouble if you go there”.

    We can think of the clause “if you go there” as a noun (may be the subject) which was used in old English.

    For example, To remember your telephone number is easy. It can be changed into “It is easy to remember your telephone number”.

    I hope it will help you to understand.
    Cheers John

    Tuesday, October 31st 2017

thanks Adam, the exam is very good,
I’m just practicing…
It helped me a lot

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

I’m a good learner.

Wednesday, April 5th 2017

I got 7/10 not bad but I will try again

Wednesday, April 5th 2017

This advanced level of grammar isn’t easy, I have doubted many times, overall with the relationship of contrast, I haven’t understood it very well yet, but I think it’s a matter of chance to find all those adverb clauses, the problem is that you may be in trouble when you remember that a conjunction of a relationship works out with another different relationship, I believe it’s a question of deep more than remembering a conjunction word, then you have to study hard if you want to improve this subject. Thanks a lot, teacher Adam, this advanced lesson has been a brainstorm.

Wednesday, April 5th 2017

    A conjunction in the relationship of contrast may be “however”, I have been thinking on it…

    Wednesday, April 5th 2017

      Hi Angardiobel,

      However serves the same function, but it is not a conjunction. It is a linking word or transition. It’s placement can vary. I’ll make a lesson about this.

      Wednesday, April 19th 2017

ok thanks

Wednesday, April 5th 2017

“Although I have been studying English for many years, sometimes I think that it is all Greek to me.”

Wednesday, April 5th 2017

thank you .. but what the different between REASON and CAUSE ??

Wednesday, April 5th 2017

    Hi Mahmoud,

    They can sometimes be the same thing, but reason involves an element of intent (why) whereas cause is a trigger (what).

    Does this help?

    Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Hi, good evening, like the idea of the lesson, advanced, but poor developed for a general mix of English level students, few and not clear examples/advances examples only. BTW: Wear a polo shirt out of the drier is OK for teenager on day off not for a professional international Teacher.

Thursday, April 6th 2017

It was very hard I don’t understand it

Thursday, April 6th 2017

    It takes time and practice, Amirrezaee. Keep trying. It will come to you ;)

    Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Hello,

The lesson was really nice, I´ve been watching your videos for so long, today I decided to subscribe to get more English information. I just did my test of adverb clauses, this has been a struggle subject for me and the result wasn´t good at all. But I know I must to practice as much as I can.
Thank you for this lovely webside!

Best regards!

Diana Rueda

Thursday, April 6th 2017

Hi everyone! Although I’m stressed at work these day, I’ve found several minutes for watching the video. Since it’s very useful, I’d recommend my friends not to pass it by. I knew that Kotoz is banned, unfortunately… but where nkh is?

Friday, April 7th 2017

    Kotoz is not banned, but I am manually approving his comments for the time being, so they may take longer to show up. nkh last commented here.

    Sunday, April 9th 2017

    hi nataanna, you are very lucky to be cared by engVid moderator congratulations.

    Monday, April 10th 2017

Nice Nice :)

Saturday, April 8th 2017

As long as I live, I appreciate Adam’s effort.
Thank you a lot, Mr. Adam.
Mona

Saturday, April 8th 2017

Thank you, I hope with a practice it will be easy for me.

Saturday, April 8th 2017

Sir please clarify my doubt

A person who knows many foreign languages?

1.linguist. 2.grammarian
3.polyglot. 4.bilingual

Saturday, April 8th 2017

    Polyglot Simha :)

    Wednesday, April 19th 2017

“Polyglot” is one who can speak several foreign languages. “Bilingual” can speak two languages fluently. “Linguist” studies or interested in foreign languages. Luck!

Sunday, April 9th 2017

    Thanks for your reply mam. Many of my friends are asking me what the correct option is. I think it is a difficult
    qquestion b

    Wednesday, April 12th 2017

    Good answer Katrin ;)

    Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Sir please give me answer to my above question.please

Wednesday, April 12th 2017

Sir Adam, I think, i am gonna be the fastest as well as the biggest fan of your teaching method in English so far.
Your words are so easily understandable what i did not even understand in my academic life.

Wednesday, April 12th 2017

Adam, could you please make a video on the participle forms such like doing, being done, having done, done, having being done and how to use them correctly??? I would be super grateful and I’ sure that many others too.

Friday, April 14th 2017

    Exactly I also asked teacher to make a video on such topics a thousands years ago but he still has’t made the one. I hope he listen to our request before my hair turns grey😊

    Saturday, April 15th 2017

      Lol. Don’t worry, it’ll come ;)

      Wednesday, April 19th 2017

    I’ll get on this, Andrew.

    Wednesday, April 19th 2017

      O, thank you, thank you very much, Adam!!!

      Tuesday, April 25th 2017

Thanks Adam! 7 of 10! Think i need to practice a bit more.

Friday, April 14th 2017

Hello teacher,Hello engVid moderator and hello all my dearest friends after a few days gape I am back now.Scince its Easter tomorrow so I would like to wish all of you over there.Happy Easter teacher,Happy Easter moderator and to all my dearest friends including nataanna,Skikda, Soei,nkh and others.My best wishes are for all of you specially for our one and only great teacher Adam.May the day bring lots of hapiness to your life.I wish I could gift you a Lamborghini on this special day but since its tooooo expensive so I can only pray to Almighty that he bestow you every thing that you ever wish for including thousands of Lamborghinis, rather you become the owner of this brand Ameen.Although these are only words but I believe when words combine and make a prayer then this become the world’s most powerful weapon that can even shake the mountains.I remember my mother’s words,she says I prayer can make a slave a king.May God accept my prayers and bestow you everything I asked.My best wishes and regards for all on this forum.

Saturday, April 15th 2017

    Thank you Eichi. Best prayers to you as well :)

    (btw, I agree about the edit option– I make my fair share of mistakes too.)

    Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Let me correct my mistake I wrote ‘I prayer’ instead of ‘a prayer’.And please Engvid moderator do something for there should be an editing option in your comment box because once we make a mistake we have no other choice but to make a cofession in another comment and apology to all instead of just editing our mistakes.please, this surely is not an uphill task for you.

Saturday, April 15th 2017

    Glad to see you’re back, eichi! I will ask about adding an edit option.

    Saturday, April 15th 2017

      Thank you so much Moderator.

      Sunday, April 16th 2017

hahahaha,I got 9/10,I love this lesson!

Sunday, April 16th 2017

very good thanks!

Monday, April 17th 2017

I have to say it’s a very good lesson,and Adam is a great teacher.

Tuesday, April 18th 2017

Thank you everyone :)

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Dear Adam, I’m very grateful to you for your useful lessons.
all the best!!

Saturday, April 22nd 2017

I love Adam explanation highly intellectual and teach complex stuff especially writing tips are amazing.

Monday, April 24th 2017

Hey Adam,
I am definitely not going to forget adverb clause for the rest of my life. Thank you for this excellent lesson.

Wednesday, April 26th 2017

Great teachers with excellent teaching skills.I am new and loving it.May all your dreams come true.

Friday, April 28th 2017

    Welcome, Doc John :)

    Sunday, May 7th 2017

Explaining clearly than Chinese,thank you Teacher Adam

Thursday, May 4th 2017

Hi,could you please teach me how can I use nonfinite verb.

it is very hard to me.

Tuesday, May 9th 2017

Hi, Adam
I got 2 false out of 10 and confusing about these two letters below when we say the relationship between sentences
(contrast & comparison)

for #6. Adverb clauses must have a relationship with an independent clause.

sorry I cannot say what type of matter I met in this question…(maybe it is a YES or No question about whether the Adv clause is important to the main sentence)
I remember you say it as a subordinated clause, -less important than the main sentence. (so I believe it includes Adj clauses, Adv clauses, noun clauses and others auxiliaries/or accessories under the main clause), but why we use the emotional verbs’MUST’ in the sentence?
it would be better for using ‘might’

Ex: It is raining outside although not having thunder, (but)I have to buy some tiny things at a store nearby my house.
I thought this Adv clause totally has none of the relationships to the main sentence. But, I have to add it to explain what I meant as I mentioned before.(hope you catch it.)
so can we say it in other words:
Adv words are a part of one sentence, meanwhile, Adv clauses are a part of one compound sentence. they only show their structure relationship to the main sentence, but might not be involved in some logical relationship to the main sentence.

I very apologized to my long-run trash letters.

Yours
sincerely

Tuesday, May 9th 2017

    Hi Simon,

    I’m sorry, but I am not 100% sure what you meant. I’ll try anyway:

    It is raining outside, although there is no thunder, but I have to buy some small things at a store near my house.

    You have 3 clauses in the sentence– an independent clause, an adverb clause (although), and another independent clause joined by a coordinating conjunction (but).

    It is raining although it is not raining very hard (I know this because there is no thunder), but I have to go shopping (contrast – raining but I have to go outside).

    Does this help at all?

    Wednesday, May 24th 2017

well, I have to say Adm, Rebecca and, James
you all concentrate me in your lessons for your graceful tones and coherence (I am very very like this Frequency:) thanks, to all of you)
Indeed, other lectures have their miracle personality in their speech when I watched the recordings, I will catch it~

BTW, I prefer to use ‘confused’ instead of ‘confusing’ in letters above,

Wednesday, May 10th 2017

Very good lessons. Thanks a lot. I always have troubles with conjunctions. Please make more lessons and exercises about them

Friday, May 12th 2017

Hi Adam! I’m a new student of yours (but probably the oldest one :-D ). I find your lessons really useful and I love your way of teaching, yet, as an Italian, I can’t avoid being a little angry with you… You said that pizza is unhealthy, and in a less recent lesson you called it “junk-food”! I can’t even imagine what kind of pizza you’re used to eating in Canada, but I’m sure that if you come to Italy you’ll change your mind: the real italian pizza is not only good, but also healthy, take it from me! ;-) Ok, I’m just joking, of course, I’m not really angry with you, indeed, you’re my favourite teacher in engvid.com! Take care and see you soon!

Friday, May 12th 2017

    Hi Sandra,

    If you came to Canada and saw our pizza you would be very angry indeed :)

    Actually, pizza is my favourite food, but here it actually is unhealthy. I’ve been to Italy and had many great pizzas there, so I know what you mean :)

    Wednesday, May 24th 2017

Hi sir I m from India I always used to start my English prepration with your videos. Thank you so much I have no word to thank you before I watched so many videos of other. But one day I got your video and watched n listen then I noticed that now I found what I actually want I like the way u teaching or expressing the things very clearly some time u make me laugh also when u using some funny examples I think this is best teacher I have.

Sunday, May 14th 2017

thanks teacher

Tuesday, May 16th 2017

I am a new Brazilian student here and also an English Teacher (for the basic level) and I would like to thank you Adam for your amazing and enlightening classes! Your English is fantastic and I do love the way you teach! Congratulations!

Wednesday, May 24th 2017

    Welcome SorayaSoi :)

    Thank you

    Wednesday, May 24th 2017

Thanks for good lesson. I got 7/10. However, it helped me indicate what wrong I did and I will be improve and learn more in the future. Cheers

Saturday, May 27th 2017

Thank you!

Tuesday, May 30th 2017

thanks. my score is 40 unfortunatelly. I guess I got confused amongg vocabularies which are closest each other.

Thursday, June 1st 2017

Adam, I request you please discuss All tenses, active and passive voice, direct and indirect in sequence. thank you so much, you really doing a great job. God bless you…

Tuesday, June 6th 2017

ho-ho-ho hey-hey-hey getting better … 9/10
it feels good to have a mark above 5
;-)
now I need to figure out “clivées and pseudo-clivées”
Thanks Adam!

Tuesday, June 6th 2017

thanks

Sunday, June 11th 2017

Thanks for your good lesson, Adam. I would like to ask that what’s the difference between ‘whereas’ and ‘but’. Thank you in advance!

Tuesday, June 13th 2017

Hi Adam. I have a few questions.

1. What is the main difference between Adverb and Adverbial? For example, if we look at this sentence: “I rarely eat pizza”, I can say that “I” is a subject, “eat” is a verb, and “pizza” is an object. Should I say that “rarely” is an Adverb or Adverbial? What word is more correct in this case?

2. Here is the sentence: “The girl who sold me the car said it was hers”. The adjective clause is “who sold me the car”. Can we say that the whole adjective clause is a complement to the word “girl”? Can Adjective Clauses be only complements in a sentence?

3. “She was really happy that I met the right person” . In this sentence I would like to know how I should call this clause: “I met the right person”. What term is more correct for the clause, “complement” or “dependent clause”?

If someone ask me to tell about each word in the sentence, I will answer following:

She – subject
was – verb
really – adverbial
happy – subject complement
that – conjunction
I – subject
met – verb
the right person – object

Is that correct?

Thanks

Wednesday, June 21st 2017

Hi, Adam! this lesson is very useful for me but as a Chinese how do I work so hard to learn

Friday, June 23rd 2017

8/10 but it was tough :-)

Monday, July 3rd 2017

Good lesson

Sunday, July 16th 2017

Hi Adam.

Thanks for your lessons, you are a excellent teacher. I have watched your lesson on YouTube since 2014. I have a question, but it isn’t about the subject of this video. The question is:
When I use “in order to” and “for”. I always make mistake about it. Can you help me?

Thursday, July 20th 2017

an excellent, nor a excellent. Sorry.

Thursday, July 20th 2017

Hi Adam
would you please talk about transitional conjunctions and prepositional phrase.
thank you so much, you are wonderful.

Sunday, July 30th 2017

I’ve bad result 3/10

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017

Since, I began to watch your videos my english has been improve so much. Thanks Adam.

Tuesday, August 8th 2017

All these clauses are a big headache for people. I am glad I discovered engVid and Adam’s lessons a few years ago.

Wednesday, August 16th 2017

Hi Sir Adam. i am from pakistan and i am student of BSc ( graduation) i wants to say i have excessive fondness to create essay, so, please give me some topics therefore i write and build a tremendous essay, thanks

Thursday, August 31st 2017

Hi adam can i get your email id?

Friday, September 1st 2017

please say more example

Thursday, September 14th 2017

I have a good result 9/10. Thanks for making this video . Please make types of phrases. Please

Thursday, September 21st 2017

Hello Adam! I want to thank you for your lessons! You are my favourite teacher!Here is my question. In this video you have an example: “You should stay home…” Should we say “stay home” instead of “stay at home”? Thank you very much!

Sunday, September 24th 2017

Hi, Adam. You are a great teacher and thank u for your useful lessons. I have a question. Is it difficult to get 9 band score in IELTS exam? How can one achieve this score?

Sunday, September 24th 2017

Hi, Mr. Adam.
Would you make a lesson on paraphrasing the sentence for the writing of review paper (in the pharmaceutical field) please?

Sunday, September 24th 2017

Is adverb clause same thing as conjunction ?Because I’m using these words when I speak with someone else all the time ,for the beginning of this lesson you mentioned that today’s lesson we are going to look at a adverb clause then it switched to reason,contrast,condition,time,purpose,comparison.How could I understand?As I’m studying writing English more so that check the mistakes,I’ve write now.Please correct my grammar.Thanks

Wednesday, October 11th 2017

very nice

Wednesday, October 11th 2017

I got 10.

Tuesday, October 31st 2017

    bravo!!!

    Friday, December 15th 2017

as use to reason and time. is this true?

Monday, November 20th 2017

:-))) I got 9

Monday, November 20th 2017

Thank you so much, Sir, I’ve got 8 out of 10, mistakes well noted.

Friday, November 24th 2017

thanks :))

Saturday, November 25th 2017

Hi Adam! First of all, thank you for you great job! Your lessons are extremely helpful.
But I have a suggestion to prepare a couple of lessons about Complex Object and Complex Subject.
Also, it would be very helpful to see a lesson devoted to the word order in the english tense (I mean, when the indirect object follows by the direct one, when vice versa, maybe some other special cases..)

Friday, December 1st 2017

Hi Adam,

Thanks for your video which is very useful.I have a question about the sentence that followed indown:

She was a celebrated actress whom he had known and loved, on and off, almost since her first appearance on the stage

İn this sentence “on and of”are they prepositons? If so, which verb of preposition are they?

Tuesday, December 5th 2017

Thank you Adam

Tuesday, December 5th 2017

Just completed with result 60 out of 100.I could do better but I can’t expect more than this.I’m a student self-studying but it’s very slow.I saw this this video two months ago and filled quiz but with about same result this time.I think adverb clause very similar with preposition,in some point.Adam teaches very good,teaches all tricks and differences in any grammar.Thanks a lot.

Tuesday, December 12th 2017

Thank you Adam for this interesting lesson.

Friday, December 15th 2017
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