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I ndependent versus Dependent Clauses (Continued)
 
Lesson 2-14
Prompt:As we have found, a clause is a group of words with a simple subject and a simple predicate. When a clause can stand alone as a complete thought, it is an independent clause. When a clause does not make a complete thought and cannot stand alone, it is a dependent clause.
Directions:Below each word group, click to select whether the group of words is an independent clause, a dependent clause, or is no clause.
1.Because we write dependent clauses ...
(independent clause) (dependent clause) (no clause)
2.We shall strive to be independent ...
(independent clause) (dependent clause) (no clause)
3.The United States is an independent country ...
(independent clause) (dependent clause) (no clause)
4.Children are dependent upon their parents ...
(independent clause) (dependent clause) (no clause)
5.Whenever the grandparents visit ...
(independent clause) (dependent clause) (no clause)
6.We shall always remember ...
(independent clause) (dependent clause) (no clause)
7.Due to his ability in sports ...
(independent clause) (dependent clause) (no clause)
8.A writer should write in complete thoughts ...
(independent clause) (dependent clause) (no clause)
9.Around the corner and through the open field ...
(independent clause) (dependent clause) (no clause)
10.Until we receive all the answers ...
(independent clause) (dependent clause) (no clause)
11.Although she is the most capable student in class ...
(independent clause) (dependent clause) (no clause)
12.The school year will be over in June ...
(independent clause) (dependent clause) (no clause)
13.Because this is the last question on the page ...
(independent clause) (dependent clause) (no clause)