Look at the following sentences. They each have two clauses, or two parts each with their own subject and verb or verb phrase. Often, one part (italicized) tells us when or why something happened.
(i) I reached the market when most of the shops had closed. (Tells us when I reached).
(ii)When Rahul Dravid walked back towards the pavilion, everyone stood up. (Tells us when everyone stood up.)
(iii) The telephone rang and Ganga picked it up. (Tells us what happened next.)
(iv) Gunjan has been with us ever since the school began. (Tells us for how long he has been with us.)
Identify the two parts in the sentences below by underlining the part that gives us the information in brackets, as shown above.
(1) Where other girls wore traditional Indian dresses, Santosh preferred shorts. (Contrasts her dress with that of others)
(2) She left home and got herself enrolled in a school in Delhi. (Tells us what happened after the first action.)
(3) She decided to fight the system when the right moment arrived. (Tells us when she was going to fight the system.)
(4) Little Maria had not yet celebrated her tenth birthday when she was packed off to train in the United States. (Tells us when Maria was sent to the US.)