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Chapter 12. Clauses: Kickin' It Up a Not... > Adjective Clauses: Paint by Numbers - Pg. 119

Clauses: Kickin' It Up a Notch 119 Quoth the Maven Set off adverb clauses that occur at the beginning of sentences with commas. · Prince wanted to change his name because too many dogs answered when he was called. The adverb clause "because too many dogs answered when he was called" modifies the verb "wanted." Shape Up Your Sentences You sweat for rock-hard abs, firm pecs, and a tight, uh, southern hemisphere. Why not give your sentences a good workout to make them as healthy as your bod? Adverb clauses can help you eliminate sentence flab. For instance: Two sentences:Sean Connery had worked as both a bricklayer and a truck driver. This was before he became the original James Bond. One sentence:Before he became the original James Bond, Sean Connery had worked as both a bricklayer and a truck driver. Check out Part 5 for other ways to use clauses to achieve sentence style.