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Linguistic Definition of Adverb Clause

Adverb clauses in English grammar are subordinate or dependent clauses that consist of a subordinating conjunction followed by a clause and that perform adverbial grammatical functions.

Adverb clause is a grammatical form.

The grammatical function performed by adverb clauses is adjunct adverbial and disjunct adverbial.

All adverb clauses are finite. Finite clauses contain conjugated verbs functioning as predicates.

References

Brinton, Laurel J. & Donna M. Brinton. 2010. The linguistic structure of Modern English, 2nd edn. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
Hopper, Paul J. 1999. A short course in grammar. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.
Huddleston, Rodney. 1984. Introduction to the grammar of English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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