Adverb Clauses

Sentence variety with adverbial modifiers

Sentences are rarely used in isolation, but rather are usually part of a paragraph with other sentences. In addition to relating the ideas they convey, it’s also helpful to consider their patterns when combining them into a paragraph. Sentence variety is an important tool for writers not only in making their point but also in …

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Focus on Adverb Clause as Subordination

When it comes to adverbial modifiers, some authors have said in the well-known advice to “kill your darlings” because “[T]he road to hell is paved with adverbs.” Despite such admonitions, some feel that these modifiers can be both useful and essential to writers. For instance in the post Advice on adverbs, I quoted Barbara Baig, …

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