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A djective Clauses versus Adverbial Clauses (Continued)
 
Lesson 2-30
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.They ruled the skies on seven-foot wingspans when 17th-century Europeans arrived in North America.
2.(adjective clause) (adverbial clause)
3.At the time Christopher Columbus arrived on the North American continent, half a million bald eagles may have soared.
4.(adjective clause) (adverbial clause)
5.Europeans who settled the land blamed the bald eagle for killing livestock.
6.(adjective clause) (adverbial clause)
7.The number of bald eagles decreased dramatically after the settlers began shooting the birds.
8.(adjective clause) (adverbial clause)
9.Bald eagles that inhabited the northern ranges were relatively protected by isolation.
10.(adjective clause) (adverbial clause)
11.Even though the bald eagle was a great natural resource, the Territory of Alaska enacted a bounty on the eagle in 1917.
12.(adjective clause) (adverbial clause)
13.So that the eagle would not become extinct, the bounty was repealed in 1953.
14.(adjective clause) (adverbial clause)
15.The Endangered Species Act of 1973, which protected endangered wildlife, helped preserve the species.
16.(adjective clause) (adverbial clause)
17.A great danger to birds was the use of the pesticide DDT that caused the destruction of bird eggs.
18.(adjective clause) (adverbial clause)
19.The banning of DDT in 1972 and other measures launched the comeback of the eagles whose status changed from endangered to threatened by 1995.
20.(adjective clause) (adverbial clause)