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A djective Clauses versus Adverbial Clauses (Continued)
 
Lesson 2-29
Prompt:We have found that adjective clauses usually follow the noun or phrase the clause modifies; however, adverbial clauses can come before or after the verb, phrase, or clause modified. When an adverbial clause begins a sentence, the clause is usually marked off by a comma.
Directions:Read each sentence below and do the following: 1) click to select the dependent clause present in each sentence, and 2) click to select below each sentence whether the dependent clause in the prior sentence is an adjective clause or an adverbial clause.
1."I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just," Thomas Jefferson once wrote of slavery.
2.(adjective clause) (adverbial clause)
3.The author of the Declaration of Independence, which boldly recognized human equality, was himself a slave owner.
4.(adjective clause) (adverbial clause)
5.Thomas Jefferson was a prosperous slave owner who represented the incompatible social values of many Americans of his day.
6.(adjective clause) (adverbial clause)
7.Although America was one of the first nations to proclaim the equality of man, the nation allowed the ownership of one man by another for many years.
8.(adjective clause) (adverbial clause)
9.A great bloody conflict, which is now known as the American Civil War, finally brought an end to the institution of slavery.
10.(adjective clause) (adverbial clause)
11.When the United States Supreme Court ruled in Plessy v. Ferguson, it stated that "separate but equal" public facilities were legal.
12.(adjective clause) (adverbial clause)
13.Racial segregation was the law in many states until the Supreme Court finally ruled segregation to be unconstitutional.
14.(adjective clause) (adverbial clause)
15.The Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, which overturned prior cases, is a landmark case for racial equality.
16.(adjective clause) (adverbial clause)
17.Martin Luther King, whom I greatly admire, was a great civil rights leader.
18.(adjective clause) (adverbial clause)
19.Even though civil rights advancements have been made, the fight for social equality goes on.
20.(adjective clause) (adverbial clause)