1. Has subject and verb
2. All or part of a sentence
Kinds of Clauses:
1. Independent (
· Complete sentence
· Stands alone
Example: He stayed home.
2. Dependent (Subordinate):
· Part of a sentence
· Has no meaning alone
Example: Although he had a report due,
a. Relative/Adjective (A type of dependent clause): Modifies a noun
· Starts with a relative pronoun (“that,” “which,” “who”)
Example: The man, who was dirty, took a bath.
b. Adverb clause (A type of dependent clause): Modifies a verb
Example: The cat puffed up when it saw its reflection.
c. Noun clause (A type of dependent clause): Functions as a noun
Example: The people took what they were given.