What is the difference between adverb and adjective clause please help!? I'm taking my English final IB in 3 days.

Heres an example of an adjective clause: I play the kind of music (that nobody likes)
Heres and example of an adverb clause: Ann was confident (that she would play the best)

My teacher gave me these and I cannot find the difference in them! Please help.

1 Answer
May 9, 2016

Answer:

An adjective clause could be replaced by an adjective (e.g. 'unpopular') and an adverb clause could be replaced by an adverb (e.g. 'supremely')

Explanation:

Remembering that an adverb qualifies a verb, and an adjective qualifies a noun will help you to identify the difference between adverb and adjective clauses.

In the first case 'that nobody likes' qualifies the kind of music (noun) not the playing (verb), so it is an adjective clause.

In the second case 'that she would play the best' qualifies 'was confident' which is a verb.

See Clauses for more details