ADULT LEARNING CENTRE
Adverb Clauses and "As"
April 26, 2001
The little word, "as," is used in adverb clauses in a
number of ways. These clauses modify a verb and answer such questions as
"when?," "where?," and "how?". We will
practice some of them tonight.
Adverb Clauses using As
Time: As I was driving my car, he kept on backseat driving
until I thought I would scream!
Time: As soon as I got home that night, I took a vitamin C.
Time: I will not like ice cream as long as I live.
Manner: In Canada, I can drive my car as I did in Singapore.
Manner: My brother likes to drive as if he were a Formula
Sometimes, another person's habits bother us. Write about a person
you know well, and describe the habit that makes you upset. Use three
different "as" clauses, including at least one of manner
(answering the question "how?").
"As I was falling asleep, he started to bounce the
basketball outside my window. As long as he is doing that, I will
never get any sleep!"
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