Clauses Defined

A clause is a group of related words that contains both a subject and a verb. Clauses can be considered “independent” or “dependent” (also known as subordinate clauses).

Examples of Clauses

Some examples of clauses would be the following:

Independent Clauses:

Gabriella sang.

Charlie plays lacrosse and football.

Dependent/Subordinate Clauses:

since he gives the best advice

although I studied my hardest

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