Types of Clauses
What’s a clause?
Clauses are units of grammar that contain at least one verb and a subject.
A simple sentence contains only one clause.
- Jamie bought a pair of jeans
- I went to the beach
- I was sleeeping
Independent clauses can stand alone as a sentence containing a subject and a verb
I was there in the sentence I was there when he arrived.
A dependent clause cannot be a sentence by itself. It needs to be combined with an independent clause to be a full sentence.
I doubt that she has arrived