Answered By: James Whitmer Last Updated: Jun 09, 2020 Views: 2
A dependent clause is a group of words (with a subject and verb) that cannot make sense on its own because it does not express a complete thought. The reason for this is the clause begins with a subordinating conjunction (e.g. that, which, although, because, since, etc.) that requires more information from an independent clause to form a complete sentence. Below are some examples of dependent clauses:
- if I want to pass my class
- because I love horror movies
- although I planned to attend the party
In contrast, an independent clause is a group of words (with a subject and verb) that can stand on its own because it expresses a complete thought. This is because it does not begin with a subordinating conjunction. Below are some examples of independent clauses:
- I want to pass my class.
- I love horror movies.
- I planned to attend the party.
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