Adverb clauses modify verbs and begin with subordinating conjunctions. Here are examples of dependent clauses that are adverb clauses:
- When the president arrives
- Because I can't wait for the bus
- As if he knew what was going to happen
- Than his sister can
- If you can work on Sundays
- Until the sun sets
- While flowers continue to bloom
- Whenever you come to visit
- Since I don't have enough money
- Although I had never considered it
- Unless you have the right size
- As the lights were dimming
- No matter how you look at it
- How he got elected
- Before the food gets cold
- Supposing that she really wanted to go
Adjective clauses modify nouns and usually begin with a relative pronoun and sometimes with a subordinating conjunction. Here are examples of dependent clauses that are adjective clauses:
- That I sold him
- Which is located in Italy
- Who is intelligent
- Whom we met after the movie
- Whose writing is always intriguing
- When the leaves turn colors and fall
- Where I went to elementary school
- Why the movie was a flop
- That was a bestseller
- Who live by the ocean
Noun clauses name a person, place, thing or idea. Since it acts as a noun, it can be a subject, object, a subject complement, an object complement or an appositive. Here are examples of dependent clauses that are noun clauses:
- Why she said that
- Whomever you like
- How they would get there
- Who let the cat out of the bag
- What she anticipated
- Whatever makes you happy
- That you are listening
- Whether he can drive that far
- If the dress is on sale
Whoever shows up on time
Dependent Clauses in Sentences
- What the girl did was not very helpful.
- He finally finished his novel, after months of research.
- The trophy goes to whoever wins the race.
- While I was asleep, the cat knocked over the plant.
- A helium nucleus has two protons, whereas hydrogen has only one.
- Where is the ice cream that was in the freezer?
- After Mike sneezed all over the hamburger patties, no one wanted to eat.
- The town where I was born is on the east coast.
- I can't figure out why she said that.
- We will do whatever is necessary.
- The author, whom I met at the book signing, was very cordial.
- Nero fiddled while Rome burned.
- You may play outside until the street lights come on.
- That cat that you found belongs to the Smiths.
- Whenever I go to Greece, I will visit Santorini
- Since no one else volunteered, the job is yours.
If you can give me two reasons, I will allow it.