Independent/Dependent Clauses
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  • Question 1
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    Q. A clause is
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    A group of words that is used as a single part of speech. It does not contain BOTH a subject and a verb.
    A group of words that contains both a subject and a verb. It can stand alone or with another clause.
    a word that takes the place of a noun.
    a word that is the action or state of being in the sentence.
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    An independent clause is...

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    a group of words that contains both a subject and a predicate and can stand alone as a complete sentence.

    a group of words that cannot stand alone as a complete sentence.

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    An dependent clause is...

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    a group of words that contains both a subject and a predicate and can stand alone as a complete sentence.

    a group of words that cannot stand alone as a complete sentence.

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    Q. When the day ends, we can all go home and make cookies.
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    dependent clause
    independent clause
  • Question 5
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    Q. When the day ends, we can all go home and make cookies.
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    dependent clause
    independent clause
  • Question 6
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    Q. Before I went to school, I had a big cup of coffee.
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    dependent clause
    independent clause
  • Question 7
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    Q. Before I went to school, I had a huge cup of coffee.
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    dependent clause
    independent clause
  • Question 8
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    Q. I had a huge cup of coffee before I went to school.
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    dependent clause
    independent clause
  • Question 9
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    Q. I had a huge cup of coffee before I went to school.
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    dependent clause
    independent clause
  • Question 10
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    Q. We had a great time after the weather cleared.
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    dependent clause
    independent clause
  • Question 11
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    Q. Everything was fine until Sally came along.
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    dependent clause
    independent clause
  • Question 12
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    Q. Everything was fine until Sally came along.
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    dependent clause
    independent clause
  • Question 13
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    Q. Whenever I have a bad day, I call my best friend.
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    dependent clause
    independent clause
  • Question 14
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    Q. Whenever I have a bad day, I call my best friend.
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    dependent clause
    independent clause
  • Question 15
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    Q. The kitten is very cute, and the puppy is cute too.
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    dependent clause
    independent clause
  • Question 16
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    Q. The kitten is very cute, but the puppy is cute too.
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    dependent clause
    independent clause
  • Question 17
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    Q. Since we are working so hard, I will bring you hot cocoa someday. 
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    dependent clause
    independent clause
  • Question 18
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    Q. If we work hard, our grades will go way up!
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    dependent clause
    independent clause
  • Question 19
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    Q. If we work hard, our grades will go way up!
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    dependent clause
    independent clause
  • Question 20
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    Q. Once we get to the game, we can get a hotdog.
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    dependent clause
    independent clause
  • Question 21
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    Q. We will get to the game, and we will have a hotdog.
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    dependent clause
    independent clause
  • Question 22
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    Q. We will get to the game, and we will have a hotdog.
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    dependent clause
    independent clause
  • Question 23
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    Q. We can go camping unless the campground is closed.
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    dependent clause
    independent clause
  • Question 24
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    Q. Until you find your keys, we cannot go anywhere.
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    dependent clause
    independent clause
  • Question 25
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    Q. Until you find your keys, we cannot go anywhere.
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    dependent clause
    independent clause
  • Question 26
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    Q. Unless you are scared of kittens, you should come over to my house.
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    dependent clause
    independent clause
  • Question 27
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    Q. While you were at recess, we were having cake and icecream.
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    dependent clause
    independent clause
  • Question 28
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    Q. While you were at recess, we were eating cake and ice cream.
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    dependent clause
    independent clause
  • Question 29
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    Purple has been my favorite color since I was seven years old.

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    dependent clause

    independent clause

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    I forgot to buy milk while I was at the store.

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    dependent clause

    independent clause

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    Before I left the house this morning, I ate breakfast.

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    dependent clause

    independent clause

  • Question 32
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    I always enjoy munching on popcorn while I am at the movies.

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    dependent clause

    independent clause

  • Question 33
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    My mom always hangs her keys by the door when she gets home.

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    dependent clause

    independent clause

  • Question 34
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    This is the homework assignment that you missed last week.

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    dependent clause

    independent clause

  • Question 35
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    The moon shone on the ocean while the whales rose to the surface.

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    dependent clause

    independent clause

  • Question 36
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    Louis Braille lost his sight in an accident when he was three years old.

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    dependent clause

    independent clause

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    The weather is beautiful today, so I’ll take a walk.

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    dependent clause

    independent clause

  • Question 38
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    This assignment is easy if you have taken a grammar course.

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    dependent clause

    independent clause

  • Question 39
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    I hate to drink coffee because it always upsets my stomach.

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    dependent clause

    independent clause

  • Question 40
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    Frank will be busy because he is studying.

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    dependent clause

    independent clause

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