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Grammar: Independent & Dependent Clauses
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the 2 types of clauses are...
independent clauses and dependent clauses.
an independent clause can stand alone as...
a complete sentence (simple sentence).
all clauses have two essential parts: a __________ and a __________ .
a phrase is not a clause because...
it doesn't contain a subject AND a predicate.
an independent clause...
has a subject and predicate AND can stand alone as a complete thought.
a dependent clause...
has a subject and predicate but CANNOT stand alone.
dependent clauses usually begin with...
an AAAWWUBBIS word (AKA, a subordinating conjunction).
a dependent clause CANNOT stand alone because...
it is a fragment.
if a dependent clause comes BEFORE an independent clause...
the two clauses should be separated with a comma (dependent , independent).
if a dependent clause comes AFTER an independent clause...
no comma is needed (independent dependent).
if a dependent clause comes IN THE MIDDLE of an independent clause...
the dependent clause should be offset with commas (inde- , dependent , -pendent).
A sentence that contains one INDEPENDENT clause and at least one DEPENDENT clause is called a __________ sentence.
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