Adverb Clauses of Condition

Adverb Clauses of Condition :

Adverb Clauses of Condition are generally introduced by Subordinating Conjunctions like if, unless, whether...or, in case, provided.

1. If I make a promise, I keep it.
2. Unless you work harder you will fail.
3. Whether we pass or fail, let us do our best.
4. Take an umbrella, in case it rains.
5. I will make the journey, provided you pay my fare.

Sometimes no Subordinating Conjunction is used in Adverb Clauses of Condition.

1. Had he met me, he would have told me.
2. Should you be passing, call in to see me.
3. They would be happier, were they more sincere.

Sometimes a generalizing Relative Pronoun or Relative Adjective or Relative Adverb without any Antecedent, expressed or understood, introduces an Adverb Clause of Condition.

1. What ever happens, do not lose heart.
2. Whether this happens or that, do not lose heart.
3. Whichever way he goes, we shall be sure to catch him.
4. However cleverly he may act, he will not take us by surprise.

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