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Complex sentences with adverb starters


A complex sentence is made up of a main clause and a subordinate clause.

Adverbs can be used at the start of a sentence to describe the action taking place in the main clause. They are marked with a comma.



Rapidly, the ice caps in Greenland and Antarctica are melting since global warming is at an all time high.


Adverb Examples

Rapidly, Quietly, Suddenly, Silently, Yesterday, Tomorrow, Tonight,

Secretly, Soon, Later, Now, Normally, Accidentally, Cheerfully


Create your own complex sentences with an adverb starter.

Don’t forget to mark them with a comma.


Rapidly, __________________________________ since _____________________________________.


Shockingly, ___________________________________ as _________________________________________.  


Soon, _________________________________ _______