Independent and Dependent Clauses
By: T'Aurelia, Amy, Kallie and Alex
The Difference Between The Two
Dependent Clauses don't have complete thoughts. They can't stand by theirselves because they aren't complete sentences.
independent Clause Examples
We have an umbrella, because it is raining
While I was waiting for you, I read my book
- You will need a password to log on
DEPENDENT CLAUSE EXAMPLES
When the president arrives
Because I can’t wait for the bus
Than his sister can
Whenever you come to visit
That I sold him
When the leaves turn colors and fall
Why the movie was a flop
That was a bestseller
Why she said that
Whatever makes you happy
If the dress is on sale
What she anticipated
Examples of Dependent Clauses in Sentences
He finally finished his novel, after month’s of research.
The trophy goes to, whoever wins the race.
You may play outside until the streetlights come on.
These words signify that a dependent clause is present.
- As/as if
- Even if/even though
- In order to
Coordinating Conjunctions and Independent Marker Words
- Or/ Nor