Combining Sentences: Adverb Clauses
Directions: In the text-area below each group of sentences, combine the sentences given into one good sentence by using the word given in parentheses. Remember to use correct punctuation.

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1.
(when)
I will buy a new car.
I will get my end of the year bonus.
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2.
(because)
John got a flat tire.
John was late for work.
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3.
(even though)
Maria and Julia went to the beach.
It was cloudy.
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4.
(while)
Elizabeth was writing a note to her friend.
The train arrived.
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5.
(if)
There is a sale.
I will buy two pairs of shoes instead of one.
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6.
(now that)
Robert can take his normal route to work again.
The overpass has been repaired.
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7.
(until)
We won�t be able to get soda.
The machine will be repaired.
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8.
(whenever)
It rains.
I forget my umbrella.
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9.
(unless)
Hannah will get here soon.
The meeting will be cancelled.
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10.
(by the time)
Tina finished practicing her scales.
Her sister finished making dinner.
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11.
(before)
Diana bought a new computer.
Diana asked her friends for advice and looked at many different kinds of computers.
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12.
Tim went to Great Adventure.
(the first time)
Tim was too scared to go on any roller coasters.
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13.
(the next time)
I will buy some yogurt.
I will go to the store.
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14.
(since)
Jennifer started taking piano lessons.
Jennifer has been very busy.
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15.
(as soon as)
Barbara will finish her home repair course.
Barbara will fix the tiles in her bathroom.
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Written by the tutors and staff of the English Language Resource Center at Bergen Community College, NJ