Presentation on theme: "Clauses Look at your Grammar Flow Chart"— Presentation transcript:
1 Clauses Look at your Grammar Flow Chart Every Subject/Verb Pair creates a CLAUSEThere are TWO kinds of ClausesIndependentDependentWhat do those words mean? What do you think these types of clauses will be?
2 Clauses Independent clauses: Dependent clauses: Clauses that CAN stand alone (complete thought)Can be a sentence by itselfDependent clauses:Clauses that CANNOT stand alone (incomplete thought)
3 Independent Clauses Independent clauses make sense all by themselves. Independent clauses can be a sentence by themselves.For example:John and Mary are going to Florida.My school is on Northfield road.I hope I don’t get a cold this winter.Independent clauses make sense all by themselves.
4 Dependent Clauses Dependent clauses cannot stand by themselves. They still have a subject and verb, but they need some more information to be complete (they leave you feeling like you are missing something)They will always start with a subordinate conjunction
5 Subordinate Conjunctions Do you know what the word subordinate means?Subordinate Conjunction Examples:While I was at the store,Because she studied for the test,As he was walking down the street,When I left class,Although I like chocolate,These clauses leave you hanging! They are DEPENDENT on needing the rest of the sentence.
6 Practice Identify S/V Pairs and then, Tell whether the following are independent clauses or dependent clauses:The electricity went out last nightBecause the winds were so strongWhile Mrs. Smith was making dinnerHe was helping in the kitchen