to Create Adverbial Clauses
Based on "Androcles and the
The Children's Own Readers
- Book Three
by Mary E. Pennell and Alice M. Cusack, Illustrated by
Maurice Day and Harold Sichel
Boston: Ginn and Company 1929
Use one of the following subordinating conjunctions to combine the
sentences by making one of the main clauses subordinate -- after, as, because,
1. Put parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase.
2. Underline subjects once, finite verbs twice, and label complements
("PN," "PA," "IO," "DO").
3. Place brackets around each subordinate clause. Draw an arrow from
the opening bracket of each adverbial clause to the word that the clause
4. Put a vertical line at the end of every main clause.
1. The lion came near. Androcles saw that he was walking
2. The thorn was out. Then the lion rolled over and over
in his joy.
3. One day Androcles left the cave to walk into the forest.
Suddenly he was seized by some soldiers.
4. The lion reached Androcles. He stopped and sniffed
5. Then a mighty shout went up. The people saw that Androcles
and the lion were friends.