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The Logic of Subordinate  Clauses
From The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Illustrator: M. B. Kork, N.Y.: The Phillips Publishing Co., 1911
Directions: After each sentence, write the type of the logical connection between each subordinate clause and what it modifies. Begin by determining the type of the subordinate clause (noun, adjective, or adverb). Then use the following:

For Noun Clauses -- "ID" (for "Identity") plus their function,  for example, "ID, DO"
For Adjectival Clauses -- ID" plus the word that the clause modifies
For Adverbial Clauses -- Use one of the following plus the word that the clause modifies.
Time C/E - result C/E - condition
Space C/E - purpose C/E - concession
C/E - cause C/E - manner Comparison

1. You won't see much because it's a dark night.

2. He was not working where she had left him.

3. That is the garden where Ben Weatherstaff works.

4. She could never have done it if Misselthwaite had been like other big


5. He was so startled that he almost jumped back.

6. When she awakened she lay and stared at the wall.

7. She was glad that there was grass under her feet and that her steps 

     made no sounds.

8. I am your guardian, though I am a poor one for any child.

9. Mary knew the fair young man who looked like a boy.

10. The gray rain-storm looked as if it would go on forever and ever.

11. Dickon tried to modify his dialect so that Mary could better understand.

12. He looked taller than he had ever looked before -- inches taller.

13. Before she had gone half-way down the path she was so hot and

     breathless that she was obliged to stop.