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Identifying Independent and Dependent Clauses
Transcript of Identifying Independent and Dependent Clauses
While going to the store and picking up food. (Dependent Clause)
Alicia's wrist began to hurt, and her mother made a doctors appointment for her. (Ind Clause)
The crowd began to clap and cheer as the team entered a cloud of smoke. (Ind Clause)
Independent v.s. Dependent Clauses
Independent Clause: A group of words made up of a subject and a predicate.
A dependent clause is a group of words that include a subject and verb but does not express a complete thought.
A dependent clause can not be a sentence on its own.
There both ideas
One is complete and the other is not
They both contain words
They are like
brother and sister
separated by a
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An Independent clause can stand on its own.(complete)
A dependent clause can not stand on its own.(incomplete)