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CLAUSES. What is an independent clause? an independent clause expresses a complete thought and can stand alone in a sentence it is also known as a main.

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2 What is an independent clause? an independent clause expresses a complete thought and can stand alone in a sentence it is also known as a main clause What is an independent clause? an independent clause expresses a complete thought and can stand alone in a sentence it is also known as a main clause

3 CLAUSES When is it an independent clause? When such a clause is joined with another clause When is it an independent clause? When such a clause is joined with another clause

4 CLAUSES What is the difference between an independent clause and a sentence? An independent clause that stands alone is referred to as a sentence. When it has a clause attached to it, it is called an independent clause. What is the difference between an independent clause and a sentence? An independent clause that stands alone is referred to as a sentence. When it has a clause attached to it, it is called an independent clause.

5 CLAUSES What is a subordinate clause? A subordinate clause does not express a complete thought It cannot stand alone It also known as a dependent clause It depends on the rest of the sentence to support it What is a subordinate clause? A subordinate clause does not express a complete thought It cannot stand alone It also known as a dependent clause It depends on the rest of the sentence to support it

6 CLAUSES LETS TAKE A LOOK AT SOME SENTENCES WITH INDEPENDENT AND SUBORDINATE ( or DEPENDENT) CLAUSES WITHIN THEM.

7 CLAUSES What is an adjective clause? A subordinate (or dependent) clause that is used as an adjective What is an adjective clause? A subordinate (or dependent) clause that is used as an adjective

8 CLAUSES What do adjectives modify? Nouns Pronouns The noun or pronoun being modified is in the main clause of a complex sentence. What do adjectives modify? Nouns Pronouns The noun or pronoun being modified is in the main clause of a complex sentence.

9 CLAUSES What are relative pronouns? Words that relate an adjective clause to the noun or pronoun that the clause modifies What are relative pronouns? Words that relate an adjective clause to the noun or pronoun that the clause modifies

10 CLAUSES What are the relative pronouns? THAT WHICH WHO WHOM WHOSE Your textbook also includes whoever & what What are the relative pronouns? THAT WHICH WHO WHOM WHOSE Your textbook also includes whoever & what

11 CLAUSES LETS TAKE A LOOK AT SOME SENTENCES WITH ADJECTIVE CLAUSES?

12 CLAUSES What is an adverb clause? A subordinate (or dependent) clause that is used as an adverb What is an adverb clause? A subordinate (or dependent) clause that is used as an adverb

13 CLAUSES What do adverbs modify? Verbs Adjectives and other Adverbs Adverb clauses generally modify the verb (or verb phrase) found in the main clause of a complex sentence. What do adverbs modify? Verbs Adjectives and other Adverbs Adverb clauses generally modify the verb (or verb phrase) found in the main clause of a complex sentence.

14 CLAUSES What questions do adverb clauses answer? How?When? Where?Why? To what extent?How much? How long?Under what condition?

15 CLAUSES Common Subordinating Conjunctions These are also found on page 507 of your textbook. Common Subordinating Conjunctions These are also found on page 507 of your textbook. afteralthoughasbecause beforeifsincethan thoughunlessuntilwhen whenever wherewhereas wherever

16 Clauses But thats not the only Subordinating Conjunctions!!!!! There are also THESE! But thats not the only Subordinating Conjunctions!!!!! There are also THESE! as ifas long as as much asas soon as as thoughhow in order that so that while

17 CLAUSES Adverb Sentence Examples: If you really care, send the very best. I was absent yesterday because I was sick. Before you leave, turn in your test. Adverb Sentence Examples: If you really care, send the very best. I was absent yesterday because I was sick. Before you leave, turn in your test.


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