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Independent v. Dependent Clauses. Independent Clauses An independent clause expresses a complete thought. It makes sense all by itself. It CAN stand alone.

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1 Independent v. Dependent Clauses

2 Independent Clauses An independent clause expresses a complete thought. It makes sense all by itself. It CAN stand alone as a sentence. Polygons have more than two sides. Millard Filmore was America’s thirteenth president. --Write one of your own!

3 Dependent Clauses A dependent clause cannot stand by itself. Even if it has both a subject and a verb, alone, it is a fragment. If they practice all day. After the fog in the valley lifted.

4 Independent or Dependent? When Evelyn’s boss promoted her to manager. She received the good news in the morning. As soon as Stephanie phoned home. Her husband began to plan a special dinner. After we learned to dance the tango. Scott ate the raspberry pie quickly. When you hear the bell.

5 Independent or Dependent? When Evelyn’s boss promoted her to manager. She received the good news in the morning. As soon as Stephanie phoned home. Her husband began to plan a special dinner. After we learned to dance the tango. Scott ate the raspberry pie quickly. When you hear the bell.

6 Subordinating Conjunctions Subordinate conjunctions begin dependent clauses. Putting a subordinating conjunction at the start of an independent clause turns it into a dependent clause—also called a subordinating clause. AfterIf Unless AlthoughSinceUntil AsSo thatWhenever BecauseThanWhere BeforeThatWherever Even thoughThoughWhile

7 Identify the Subordinating Conjunction If the clause is dependent, identify the subordinating conjunction. o After the car stopped o Bob met me at all the mall after work. o When you hear the bell. o Because he was misunderstood.


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