Independent Clauses and Subordinate Clauses
A clause is part of a sentence. Their their are different types of clauses.
Their are basically only 2 types of clauses independent clauses and subordinate clauses.
A subordinate is also known as a dependent clause.
The independent clause and the subordinate clause both contain a subject and a verb.
The difference between the independent clause are:
- independent clauses can be a complete sentence, or can be part of a sentence.
- subordinate clauses can't be a complete sentence. A subordinate clause can only be part of a sentence.
- subordinate clause must begin either a subordinate conjunction (such as because, why, while etc) or a relative pronoun.
Examples of Independent Clauses
- I am going to the store, in a little while.
- We are going to school, in 10 minutes.
- I am going to the store.
- We are going to school.
- Whenever I eat cookies
- If you call