Adverb clause merupakan salah satu bentuk dari dependent clause yang dihubungkan oleh
kata penghubung subordinate conjunction.
sign the contract before you
Before you live, I will sign the contract.
You live merupakan adverb clause yang
dihubungkan oleh kata before (subordinate conjunction). Untuk contoh
kalimat c salah karena adverb clause
(before you live) tidak boleh
berpisah dari kalimat lain. Perhatikan juga pemakaian komanya ketika adverb clause berada di depan
kata-kata penghubung subordinate conjunction yang biasa digunakan dalam adverb clause:
when, whenever (kapanpun), while (selagi/ketika), since, after, before,
until, as (selagi), once, as soon as (segera setelah), as/so long as
(sepanjang), every time, the next time dll
had wanted to be a nurse since he
maintained his interest in law until
he was assassinated.
worked as long as we could.
people danced as the music played.
although, though, even though, while, whereas dll.
though the weather is cold, I went swimming.
swimming although the weather is cold.
is rich, while John is poor.
Paul is rich, John is poor.
and effect (reason): as, because, since, now that, so … that, such … that dll.
I felt so sleepy, I went to bed earlier.
have already read the reading, you will be able to answer the questions.
that the semester is over, I’m going to rest a few days and then take a trip.
such nice coffee that I had another cup.
coffee is so hot that I can’t drink it.
native spoke so fast that I couldn’t understand him.
Perhatikan cara penggunaan kata
so … that dan such … that:
adjective +noun + that
adjective/adverb + that
so (that), in order that, dll.
wrote that memo in order that there would be no misunderstandings.
always bring a book so that I can read it when I have free time.
as, as if, as though, like dll.
do as I have been instructed.
looks as if something is wrong.
acted as if he was the owner.
where, wherever, everywhere dll.
meet you wherever you choose.
always lived where I was born.
he goes, people admire him.
if, even if, only if, if only, even if, provided, unless, whether or not,
a. If the salary were high, I would sign the
b. If only I had wings.
c. I will marry her only if she is dead.
d. I can’t attend the meeting unless I find a
e. I won’t go swimming whether the weather is
nice or not.