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T he Adverbial Clause (Continued)
Lesson 2-27
Prompt:The adverbial clause tends to give added meaning to the independent clause in the sentence by establishing the when, where, why, and how of the sentence.
Directions:Continue to click and select the adverbial clauses in the following sentences.
1.When travelers traveled west, the Oregon Trail was most often used.
2.Settlers banded together in wagon trains on the trail in order that they might travel in safety.
3.Military forts were built along the trail at rest stops because the settlers needed protection from the Indians.
4.The deep ruts caused by the wagon wheels, where the wagons followed the trail, may be seen today.
5.The canvas covered wagons moved over the rolling prairie as if they were "prairie schooners."
6.Since the wagons were built in Conestoga, Pennsylvania, the covered wagon was called a "Conestoga wagon."
7.Because the wagons were heavy freight Conestoga wagons, the wagons were usually pulled by six horses or six oxen.
8.Often, the wagon train stopped so that the dead could be buried along the trail.
9.The wagon train stopped each Sunday so that the settlers could rest and worship.
10.Travelers wrote about natural monuments while they traveled on the Oregon Trail.
11.While the trail followed the Platte River, settlers saw Chimney Rock, Jail House Rock, and Independence Rock.
12.Wagon trains usually stopped for several days when the train reached Fort Laramie in the Wyoming Territory.
13.So that the wagon trains could move beyond the mountains, the trail left the Platte River and went through a pass in southern Wyoming Territory.
14.After the settlers left Fort Bridger in Wyoming, they found that the trail branched with the Oregon Trail going to Oregon and the California Trail going to California.