• Clauses

    A clause is a group of related words.  A clause has both a subject and a predicate.  There are two types of clauses.

    Independent Clause  - An independent clause can stand alone as a sentence.  Here is an example: We walk to school.  This sentence expresses a complete thought and can stand alone.

    Dependent Clause  - A dependent clause cannot stand alone as a sentence.  Here is an example: when the cake is done baking  This clause does not express a complete thought and cannot stand alone.

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