A fter A lthough AsAs W hen W hile U ntil B efore B ecause IfIf S ince Dependent clause (DC) begins with one of these words and cannot stand alone as a complete sentence. _______ we did our homework,
Punctuation for an AAAWWUBBIS Sentence If the AAAWWUBBIS word is at the beginning of the sentence, it needs a comma after it. No comma is needed when the AAAWWUBBIS sentence is placed after the IC.
Complex Sentences One IC and one or more DC or subordinate clauses. Dependent clause/subordinate clause: Cannot stand alone as a sentence. When we went to the ball game, we sat in the front row to cheer.
Compound/Complex Sentences Two or more IC and one or more dependent/subordinate clauses. When we went to the ball game, we sat in the front row to cheer, but I soon lost my voice.