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Adverb Clause of Result

So far we have practiced with adverb clause of  purpose and adverb clause of reason. So, now we going to study adverb clause of result in article. Adverb clause of result will show the consequence of an action. sub-ordinate conjunctions are used to make clause of result. This clause has got the same function as other adverb clauses. It is govern with different conjunctions. such as:

so+ adjective/ adverb+that

such + adjective+ noun/pronoun +that

Definition: These kinds of Adverb Clauses are used to show the consequences of the action done.
They are introduced by the following Sub-ordinate Conjunctions:

  1. So….that
  2. Such….that


  • My suitcase was so damaged that the lid would not stay closed.
  • It was such an interesting book that I read it all.

Note: If Adverb clause is used at the beginning of the sentence, we will use a comma (,) to separate the two clauses. Otherwise the sentence remains the same as it should be.

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2.Adverb clauses of Reason

Definition: These kinds of Adverb clauses indicate the reason of an action.

Note: You must know that adverb clauses are introduced by Sub-ordinate Conjunctions. In this article we will study about the reason of an action that why an action takes place, what is the reason? So, in order not to get confused you should better have a look on adverb clause of purpose and adverb clause of result. These two clauses are also similar to each other.

Adverb Clauses of Reason are introduced by the following Conjunctions:

  1. Because
  2. Since
  3. As
  4. That

These are the sub ordinate conjunctions which are used to make reason clauses. One thing which is really necessary should be kept in mind that while we use these conjunction it should not contain comma, and if the adverb clause is used is used at the beginning of the sentence than a comma is used between them.


  • I couldn’t feel angry against him because I like him too much.
  • Since he is a nice guy, he should be treated nicely.
  • He can overcome as he is talented.
  • I am glad that you are the winner.

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3.Adverb Clause of purpose:


Adverb clause of purpose expresses the purpose or aim of the main clause.

  • We have to eat so that we may live.
    Here the Adverb-Clause ‘so that we can live’ is the purpose for which we eat.
    That means the verb ‘eat’ is demonstrate the purpose.Adverb clause of purpose is introduced by subordinate conjunctions as:


  • We eat that we may live.
  • She studies hard that she should get first position.

 In order that:

  • She works hard in order to have bright future.
  • He wrote a letter in order to give her.

So that:

  • I studied hard so that I may win the scholarship.
  • Kamran played very well so that he must be awarded.


  • We learn English lest we should be unable to communicate with others.
  • I will go to bazaar lest I should bring gift.

Lest means that…not, and, therefore, it will be wrong to add another not in the following clause. Moreover it should be noted that the only auxiliary verb that can be used after lest is should.

Note: These expressions are usually followed by modal auxiliary verbs such as will, can or may.

She wants to study in England so that she can perfect her English.

We are starting now so that we will reach there before sunset.

  1. Sleep well lest you will not write your exam very well.
  2. He was extra polite to his superiors lest something adverse should be written into his records.
  3. He was invited to the function in order to show him how wonderfully this function has been organized.
  4. Let us go now ourselves so that we can catch the train.
  5. He drew the sword so that he could defend himself.
  6. Come here so that I could bless you.

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