What are clauses in English Grammar?

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Clauses are defined as the words, consisting of a subject and a finite form of a verb. Every complete sentence is made up of at least one clause.

There are Two Major Types of Clauses

  • Independent clauses
  • Dependent clauses

Let us have a look at the sentences below

  • Mia bought a new computer. (One sentence, one clause)
  • Mia bought a new computer, but she still has the old one. (One sentence, two clauses)

  • A Dependent Clause (or subordinate clause) does not make sense by itself because it does not express a complete thought.

“But she still has his old one”. (a dependent clause is a sentence fragment.)

  • An Independent Clause (or main clause) makes sense by itself because it expresses a complete thought.

Mia bought a new computer. (One independent clause)

Mia bought a new computer, but she still has the old one. (Two independent clauses)

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Published on 21-Feb-2019 08:14:27
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