An Adverbial clause functions as an adverb in the sentence. It modifies the verb in the main sentence
Types of Adverbial
- Adverbial Clause of Reaction: it is introduced by the following conjunction e.g. that, since, because, seeing that. Example: The teacher could not talk because he was dumb.
- Adverbial Clause of Purpose: It introduced by the following conjunctions, in order to, so that, in order that. An example: My mother slept early so that she would meet up with the appointment.
- Adverbial clause of Time: This is introduced by the following conjunction before, whenever, while, since, when, until, after. Example: I will not eat until he comes back.
- Adverbial Clause of place: It is introduced by the following conjunction wherever, where. An Example: My uncle left the money where it could be seen.
- Adverbial Clause of manner: It is introduced with conjunction such as: as if, as etc. An Example: Bola passed his examination as we expected him to do.
Other Adverbial includes: Concession, Condition, Result, Etc.