The adverbial clause - Free english lesson
Chapter The subordinate clauses

The adverbial clause establishes the action circumstances: time, place, manner, etc. It is introduced by one of the conjunctions from the table bellow (non-exhaustive list) :

TimeWhen, while, until, as
CauseBecause, since, for, as
ContrastWhereas, though/although, while
ConditionIf, unless, provided that, so long as
ResultSo that, so
OppositionBut, yet
PurposeTo/in order to, so that, such as
He will listen so long as you remain polite.
So long as is an adverbial clause of condition.

Attention to the sequence of tenses in the adverbial clause of condition introduced mainly by « if » !

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