Grammar Boot Camp Building Muscle Clauses click mouse
Grammar Boot Camp Building Muscle: Clauses (click mouse to proceed)
What is a Clause? n A clause is a group of related words that contains both a subject and a verb. n Two Types of Clauses: Independent Clause n Dependent Clause n
Independent Clause n Contains a subject and a verb n Makes a complete statement n Can stand alone
Examples of Independent Clause 1. Del Mar is a community college. n n n “Del Mar” is the subject “is” is the verb “a community college” completes the thought 2. The Writing Center offers a variety of services. n n n “The Writing Center” is the subject “offers” is the verb “a variety of services” completes the thought
Dependent Clause n n Contains a subject and a verb Does not make a complete statement Cannot Stand Alone Begins with a subordinating conjunction or a relative pronoun: after although as because before if since until when subordinating conjunctions whom that which whose relative pronouns
Examples of Dependent Clause 1. Because the student prepared for the exam, she answered all of the questions correctly. n n “because” is the subordinating conjunction “the student” is the subject “prepared” is the verb “for the exam” completes the dependent clause 2. The uniform that I am required to wear is green and brown. n n “that” is the relative pronoun “I” is the subject “am” is the verb “required to wear” completes the dependent clause
Exercise Your Muscles: Clauses Identify the type of clause in the following: 1. I walk my dog every day. 2. Because he is a teacher. 3. As the soccer player scored the winning goal. 4. Zeke hit his thumb with a hammer.
Answer Key: Identify the type of clause in the following: 1. I walk my dog every day. Independent 2. Because he is a teacher. Dependent 3. As the soccer player scored the winning goal. Dependent 4. Zeke hit his thumb with a hammer. Independent
Congratulations! You have successfully completed Building Muscle: Phrases and Clauses of Grammar Boot Camp.
Now it’s your turn! n Turn to pp. 148 -150 in your green grammar workbook. Do all exercises on your own paper.