Clauses Exercise

Level: Intermediate 

In this clauses exercise you have to identify the number of clauses in each sentence. 

To help you, remember that clauses are joined by linking words such as and, so, if, when, because etc. So look for these to try and identify how many clauses there are. 

If you are unsure, before you start the clauses exercise, make sure you are sure you know what sentence clauses are. 

Sentence Clauses Exercise

Multiple Choice

Instructions

Check the box for how many clauses you think are in each of these sentences: 1, 2, 3, or 4.

1. My knee started hurting so I stopped running.
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4
2. Unemployment is getting worse, but it can be solved if the governments implements the right strategies.
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4
3. We must not complain about the problem.
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4. I don't know why she decided to come to see me because she doesn't even like me.
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5. I was lost so I bought a street map.
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6. Since we've got a few minutes to wait for the train, let's have a cup of coffee and if it arrives, we can see it from the cafe anyway.
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7. Where have they been?
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8. He believes that all children are born with equal intelligence.
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9. I don't understand why she's training to be a teacher when she doesn't even like children.
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10. I can't really call myself a vegetarian when I eat fish, so I'll stop from next week and hopefully my wife can stop as well.
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    Adverb Clause Quiz: Multiple Choice Exercise

    In this adverb clause quiz you need to place the correct adverb into the gap in order to complete the sentence. This will improve your ability to make adverbial clauses



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