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Subordinate Clauses What the heck are those?. Subordinate Clauses Clause –Has a subject (noun) and a verb (what the noun does) Ex. Steve fell. Subordinate.

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1 Subordinate Clauses What the heck are those?

2 Subordinate Clauses Clause –Has a subject (noun) and a verb (what the noun does) Ex. Steve fell. Subordinate –Means “subservient to” or “dependent on,” like a servant of the king

3 Independent Clause Independent clauses are the kings –they don’t need anybody –they can stand alone and make sense –they are the main man

4 Subordinate Clauses Subordinate clauses are the servants –they are servants to independent clauses, the kings –they do not make any sense on their own –they are extra

5 Independent clause –the main man Subordinate clause (dependent clause) –needs the king –extra

6 A store must reorder stock before a product runs out

7 A store must reorder stock before a product runs out. main sentence independent clause needs the king subordinate clause

8 A store must reorder stock before a product runs out. They are both CLAUSES because they both have a subject and a verb. subject verb subject but the king can stand aloneand the servant needs the king INDEPENDENTSUBORDINATE

9 A store must reorder stock before a product runs out. They are both CLAUSES because they both have a subject and a verb. subject verb subject but the king can stand aloneand the servant needs the king INDEPENDENTSUBORDINATE

10 Way to spot subordinate clauses They have a subordinating conjunction: After Before When While As Because Since Although If Unless and others…

11 Underline the subordinate clause Put a frowny face above & a crown above the independent clause. Because people have different tastes, stores order many brands.

12 Underline the subordinate clause Put a frowny face above & a crown above the independent clause. In the past, a cashier could not record every product sold as she rang up a sale.

13 Underline the subordinate clause Put a frowny face above & a crown above the independent clause. While the store was closed, workers took inventory.

14 Sometimes, there are two kings Two independent clauses joined by a conjunction, also known as a FANBOY. Managers noted products low in stock, and the purchasing agent reordered. For And Nor But Or Yet So

15 Sometimes, there are two kings Do not confuse FANBOYS with subordinating conjunctions and their subordinate clauses. Managers noted products low in stock, and the purchasing agent reordered.


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