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As in the title, is there a name for a phrase beginning "when something happens..." or "when someone does something...", and if so, what is it?

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Dependent clauses introduced by conjunctions such as when, after, as soon as are called temporal clauses. They are a subset of adverbial clauses that include conditional clauses (if, unless) and concessive clauses (although).

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Thank you, that sounds like what I was looking for. –  iamthepiguy Apr 20 '12 at 6:23
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