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Clauses Parts of a Sentence

Clauses Parts of a Sentence

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Parts of a Sentence: Clauses
What is a Clause?Independent ClausesDependent ClausesCombining Clauses Using Subordinating ConjunctionsCombining Clauses Using Relative ClausesCombining Clauses Using Coordinating Conjunctions
 
What is a Clause?
 A clause is a group of related words that has
both
asubjectand averb.
HAL WANTS TO GO TO FRANCE.IS THERE A CAT IN THE HOUSE?
T
hese are clauses because each has asubject and a verb.
 
Furthermore, they are Independent Clauses (IC) because each one alsoexpresses a complete thought.
T
herefore, each one can stand
independen
tly 
as a complete sentence.
S VV S
 
Independent Clauses
 An Independent Clause (IC) can stand on its own because it has a subject and averb,
and it expresses a complete thought.
We also call an independent clause a simple sentence or sometimes a mainclause. For our purposes, we will continue to call them independent clauses (IC).
Here are some more independent clauses.
CLAUSES 
 
ARE 
V  
ERY  
 INT 
ERESTING 
.
SUE 
WO
RKS 
 
IN 
H
ER 
 
GARDEN 
 
EACH 
 
DAY  
.
GOOD 
 
STUDENTS 
 
STUDY  
 
OFTEN 
.
H
owever, not all clauses are independent because not all clauses express acomplete thought.

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