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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. Don't you be a meddlesome wench an' poke your nose where it's no

     cause to go.

2. He's not had a tantrum or a whining fit since you made friends.

3. She had such red cheeks and such bright eyes and ate such a dinner

     that Martha was delighted.

4. The next morning when they went to the secret garden he sent at once

     for Ben Weatherstaff.

5. There's no way those children can get food secretly unless they dig it

     out of the earth or pick it off the trees.

6. Here was another person whom she liked in spite of his crossness.

7. Mrs. Medlock stops in our cottage whenever she goes to Thwaite.

8. She stopped herself as if she had just remembered something in time.

9. She was not sorry that she had come to Misselthwaite Manor.

10. Though there had been no chance to see either the secret garden or

     Dickon, Mistress Mary had enjoyed herself very much.

11. When the nurse carried the tray down-stairs she slapped it down on

     the kitchen dresser so that Mrs. Loomis, the cook, could see the highly

     polished dishes and plates.

12. She looked as sour as he had looked before the robin came.

13. It seemed to Mistress Mary as if she understood him, too, though

     he was not speaking in words.