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 Clauses

A clause is a group of related words.  A clause has both a subject and a predicate.  There are two types of clauses.

Independent Clause - An independent clause can stand alone as a sentence.  Here is an example: We walk to school.  This sentence expresses a complete thought and can stand alone.

Dependent Clause - A dependent clause cannot stand alone as a sentence.  Here is an example: when the cake is done baking  This clause does not express a complete thought and cannot stand alone.

 

Directions:  Identify each of the clauses as independent or dependent.
 
when Mr. Jones yelled
 
I enjoy the opera
 
unless it comes today
 
although I lost the library book
 
they're going on a picnic
 
mom found it in the drawer
 
the fifth graders sang
 
when the movie is over
 
I decided to go along
 
the strength of the man might
 
we're planning to have a party
 
when I'm finished reading

 

 

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Independent or Dependent Clauses