contains a subject and a verb and is a complete thought
contains a subject and verb but is not a complete thought
common dependent clause markers
after, although, as if, because, before, even if, even though, if, since, that, though, when
one independent clause ex: the golf team and the cross country compete on Saturday morning.
two independent clauses ex: English is not as difficult as math, but art is more difficult than choir.
one independent clause and at least one dependent clause ex: According to Mr. Livesay, you learned this information in fourth grade.
at least two independent clauses and at least one dependent clause ex: Although there are a lot of people here today, I believe that you will understand this material, and I know you will do well on the quiz.
When I get home from school, I'm going to take a nap
I got in trouble so I can't go to the party, but it would have been fun.
Being alone can be scary unless you keep yourself busy.
Mr. Morton, the best reading teacher in the world, taught me sentence structure.
Keith, Carrie, and Kyle bought donuts and ate them down by the river.
I left early so that I could get some work done, but I'll be back soon.
Crossing the street in dangerous if you don't look both ways before you cross.
If you don't want to study, you should stay home, but you ay regret it.
Every time I go to mall, I spend all of my money on things that I don't need.
Mom said that I can go to the museum with you, but I have to be home early.
Modern Warfare is a fun game, but no game is better than Ms. pac man.
Todd and Nick are eating chips and salsa on a park bench before dinner.