Phrases and Clauses

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  • Q1

    Don’t disturb me while I am studying. This sentence contains a/an

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    Answer:

    adverb clause of time.

    Explanation:
    The given sentence contains an ‘adverb clause of time’ – ‘while I am studying’ – that begins with a subordinating conjunction ‘while’ and like an adverb, it modifies a verb (disturb).
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  • Q2

    You will never wake up early unless you sleep early. This sentence contains a/an

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    Answer:

    adverb clause of condition.

    Explanation:
    The given sentence contains an ‘adverb clause of condition’ – ‘unless you sleep early’ – that begins with a subordinating conjunction ‘unless’ and like an adverb, it modifies a verb (wake up).
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  • Q3

    The way he handled the pressure was commendable. This sentence contains a/an

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    Answer:

    noun clause.

    Explanation:
    The given sentence contains a ‘noun clause’ – the way he handled the pressure – ‘which’ here is the subject of a verb (was).
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  • Q4

    I like you because you are honest. This sentence contains a/an

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    Answer:

    adverb clause of cause or reason.

    Explanation:
    The given sentence contains an ‘adverb clause of cause or reason’ – because you are honest – which begins with the subordinating conjunction ‘because’ and like an adverb, it modifies the verb ‘like’.
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  • Q5

    He is the man who comes early and leaves late. This sentence contains a/an

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    Answer:

    adjective clause.

    Explanation:
    The given sentence contains an ‘adjective clause’ – ‘who comes early and leaves late’ – which begins with a relative pronoun ‘who’ and like an adjective, it qualifies a noun (man).
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