Clauses Dependent and Independent Grammar Boot Camp Round
Clauses: Dependent and Independent Grammar Boot Camp Round 5
Difference between phrases and clauses… n n n Phrase: A phrase is a collection of words that may have nouns or verbals, but it does not have a subject doing a verb. Example: Late last night Smashing the pumpkin Before the first bell n n n n Clause: A clause is a collection of words that has a subject that is directly connected to the verb (aka both a subject a verb) Examples: Since he was tired Cake is yummy Because she ran away Tom likes cashews
Phrase or Clause? n n n 1. Since it is cold 2. Without her bag 3. After the rain fell 4. Bob is the best 5. Smelling like a monkey 6. Eating the cupcake
Dependent Clauses vs Independent Clauses n n n First and foremost: it must have both a subject and a verb to be a clause Dependent Clauses: have a subject and a verb but do not make sense on their own. In other words, they DEPEND on another clause to make a sentence. Independent Clauses: have a subject and a verb and make complete sense on their own. In other words, it is a complete sentence.
Dependent or Independent? n n n 1. Since she laughed at the joke 2. He laughed at her 3. Because of the schedule change 4. He read the book 5. When he is home 6. He eats pancakes
There can be several clauses in a sentence… n n n Because she was late, she missed her test. He eats pizza, and he drinks soda. When it is raining, I like to read. I sing in the shower as though my life depended on it. I hate to be late, but I must see this show.
Challenge: n Write a sentence that has one dependent clause and one independent clause.
Challenge: n Write a sentence that has two independent clauses joined with a FANBOYS
Challenge: n Write a sentence that has 3 clauses (either dependent or independent—your choice)