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Independent and Dependent Clauses

English Video Project

Kaitlyn H

on 20 March 2015

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Transcript of Independent and Dependent Clauses

by Kaitlyn H
Independent and Dependent

What is an independent clause?
What is a dependent clause?
Examples of 'dependent marker words':
Sentence Fragment Example
A dependent clause is an incomplete thought
which does not create a sentence. Dependent clauses often contain a 'dependent marker word'.
Because I forgot I had a test
I did not study.
An independent clause is a group of words, which creates a sentence, that contains a subject and verb and expresses a complete thought.
President Lincoln wrote the
Emancipation Proclamation.
after, although, because, before,
even though, if, in order to, since,
though, unless, until, whether...
When Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation...
(Sounds incomplete!)
^ dependent clause
^Independent clause
I did not study

because I forgot I had a test
Since the independent clause begins the sentence, the comma is not needed.
Work Cited
Berry, Chris, ed. "Identifying Independent and
Dependent Clauses." Purdue. Purdue University, n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2013. <http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/598/01/>.
"Dependent Clauses: Adverbial, Adjectival, Nominal."
Towson. Towson University, n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2013. <http://www.towson.edu/ows/advadjnomclause.htm>.
Dependent clause
Independent clause
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