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Grammar for Writing CLAUSES

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1 Grammar for Writing CLAUSES

2 DEFINITION Clause is a group of related words that contains at least one subject and one verb and is used as a sentence or part of a sentence. He is a news reporter. (As a sentence) She loves music. (As a sentence) Where he stays  (As part of a sentence) Who lives next to my house  (As part of a sentence)

3 TYPES OF CLAUSES There are two types of clauses: independent clause (or main clause), and dependent clause (also called subordinate clause). Independent clause – is also called main clause, or principal clause. Dependent clause – is also called sub-clause.

4 Independent Clauses An independent clause has a subject and a verb, and can stand alone as a sentence. For examples, They work in marketing department. What products are they going to launch this year? The company didn't perform well last year. What shall we do?

5 Dependent Clauses A dependent clause has a subject and a predicate, but it cannot stand alone as a sentence. There are three types of subordinate clauses: Noun clauses Adjective clauses Adverb clauses

6 Dependent Clauses: Noun clauses
A noun clause is a subordinate clause used as a noun. For examples, What you have proposed is acceptable. (Noun clause) Tell me what your marketing strategies are. (Noun clause)

7 Dependent Clauses: Adjective clauses
An adjective clause is a subordinate clause that modifies a noun or a pronoun. For examples, The man who is standing over there is a product development manager. (Adjective clause) His team has come up with products that have more features for customers. (Adjective clause)

8 Dependent Clauses: Adverb clauses
An adverb clause is a subordinate clause that modifies a verb, an adjective, or an adverb. It tells when, where, how, why, to what extent, or under what conditions. For examples, If the products are fit for the customers, we will maintain sales increase of 10%. (Adverb clause) There will be some promotion when the new product are available.  (Adverb clause)


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