Grammar Lessons: Types of Clauses

Types of Clauses

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. 

Examples

  • Jamie bought a pair of jeans
  • I went to the beach
  • I was sleeeping

Independent Clauses

Independent clauses can stand alone as a sentence containing a subject and a verb

For Example

I was there in the sentence I was there when he arrived.

Dependent Clauses

A dependent clause cannot be a sentence by itself. It needs to be combined with an independent clause to be a full sentence.

For Example

I doubt that she has arrived

What is an Adverb Clause?

what is an adjective clause

what ‘s a noun clause?

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