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Copy of Independent and Dependent Clause

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Kimberly Helms

on 2 October 2014

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Transcript of Copy of Independent and Dependent Clause

Independent and Dependent Clauses
What is a dependent marker word?
Examples of Independent Clauses
I drive a bus.
John wants a burger.
The turkey was hot and juicy.
We went to the store
The cat is in the room.
The leaves fell on the car.
Examples of Dependent Clauses
Because I was late
In her office
When I bit the snake
Whatever their mother fed them
After I missed the bus
Before he ate breakfast
Since the trucker shouted
Under the table

Connecting Dependent and Independent clauses
1. The seven coordinating conjunctions used as connecting words at the beginning of an independent clause are and, but, for, or, nor, so, and yet. When the second independent clause in a sentence begins with a coordinating conjunction, a comma is needed before the coordinating conjunction.
What is a independent clause?
What is a dependent clause?
A dependent clause is a group of words that contains a subject and verb but does not express a complete thought. A dependent clause cannot be a sentence.
An independent clause is a group of words that contains a subject and verb and expresses a complete thought. An independent clause is a sentence.
Often a dependent clause is
marked by a dependent marker
A dependent marker word is a word added to the beginning of an independent clause; the dependent marker word is what makes the clause into a dependent clause.
Some common dependent markers are: after, although, as, as if, because, before, even if, even though, if, in order to, since, though, unless, until, whatever, when, whenever, whether, and while.
A independent clause
stand alone

Ex: The frog won the race ,
only because he cheated.
2. Independent Marker- connect words at the beginning of independent clauses. These words can always begin a sentence that stands alone.
The baby ran a mile in 1 minute breaking
the record;
, scientists later discovered the baby drank 5 red bulls before the race.
Common Errors
Comma Splice- use of a comma between two independent clauses.
Ex: I like pie, it is very good.
Fused Sentences- two independent clauses not separated by any form of punctuation
Ex: The female waiter served the food she was
really cute.
Sentence Fragments
Because the frog is green.
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