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Lesson 2-12
Prompt:To this point we have studied words and phrases in a sentence. We are now going to consider the largest structural part in a sentence — the clause. What is a clause? A clause is a group of words with a simple subject and a simple predicate. A clause may or may not be a sentence.
Example:Consider the following: 1) "While I work at my desk ..." and 2) "I am working at my desk ..." Both groups of words have a simple subject and a simple predicate and are clauses.
Directions:Below are several groups of words and phrases. Below each group, Click to select whether the group is a clause or is no clause.
1.When he arrived home ...
(a clause) (no clause)
2.Where the animals live ...
(a clause) (no clause)
3.By the side of the road ...
(a clause) (no clause)
4.The team will play soon ...
(a clause) (no clause)
5.In the park near our house ...
(a clause) (no clause)
6.Although she is our teacher ...
(a clause) (no clause)
7.The sun rose slowly in the east ...
(a clause) (no clause)
8.Rising early in the morning ...
(a clause) (no clause)
9.Whenever they decided to go ...
(a clause) (no clause)
10.Across the river ...
(a clause) (no clause)
11.The farm land was turning green ...
(a clause) (no clause)
12.That I will be there ...
(a clause) (no clause)
13.Worked to the point of exhaustion ...
(a clause) (no clause)
14.Running from store to store ...
(a clause) (no clause)
15.As if I were the guilty person ...
(a clause) (no clause)
16.Near the school house door ...
(a clause) (no clause)
17.Over the river and through the woods ...
(a clause) (no clause)
18.In order that our team will not be forgotten ...
(a clause) (no clause)
19.Where the red fern grows ...
(a clause) (no clause)
20.Coming to the end of the country road ...
(a clause) (no clause)