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Complex sentences with adverb starters


Here are some adverbs. Which ones have you already heard of? Which ones are new?

Adverbs describe the verb in a sentence.


We can start our complex sentences with adverbs. When we do this, a comma needs to mark it. Take a look at the example below.


Gracefully, Edward bowed at Queen Elizabeth while his proud mother looked on


Carelessly, Jack dropped his litter on the pavement as he couldn't be bothered to walk to the bin across the road.


adverb starter     main clause    subordinate clause


Use the models and the adverb word bank to write two complex sentences with adverb starters. 

Record these in your exercise book.