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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. But because he kept breaking into a slow grin now and then, Mary 

     was not afraid to talk to him.

2. At that very moment such a loud sound of wailing broke out from the

     servants' quarters that she clutched the young man's arm.

3. Four good things had happened to her, in fact, since she came to

     Misselthwaite Manor.

4. So long as going without food agrees with them we need not disturb


5. One time they took him out where the roses is by the fountain.

6. We can't help laughing nearly all the time when we are together.

7. Those whom Mary saw slunk or hurried about with ashy and scared faces.

8. He looked at the plump little scarlet-waistcoated bird as if he were 

    both proud and fond of him.

9. She stood in the corridor and could hear the crying quite plainly, 

     though it was not loud.

10. He would not have stirred for the world, lest his robin should start away.

11. Her patient was sure that open windows gave people cold.

12. They saw more rooms and made more discoveries than Mary had 

     made on her first pilgrimage.

13. And the thought which stimulated him more than any other was this

     imagining what his father would look like when he saw that he had a

     son who was as straight and strong as other fathers' sons.