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What is an adverbial clause?



An adverbial clause is a clause that has an adverb-like function in modifying another clause.


An adverbial clause is likely to be distinct in its syntax or verb morphology.

Example (English)
  • He kept quiet in order to avoid trouble.
  • Generic
      An adverbial clause is a kind of

    Hartmann and Stork 1972 6


    Pei and Gaynor 1954 7


    Thompson and Longacre 1985 171–172, 177


    Crystal 1980 61

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