Book Creator

Clause

by Somya Chauhan

Cover

Loading...
worksheet
Loading...
By Somya Chauhan
Loading...
Grammar
Comic Panel 1
Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03
Types of Clause . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 04
Exercise I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .05
Exercise II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 06
Exercise III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .07
Introduction
Clauses and types of clauses
Clause
As I just said, a clause is a group of words with a subject and a verb. But that structure alone does not guarantee a complete sentence. Clauses can be dependent, or incomplete, or independent or complete. 
Every complete sentence in English contains at least one clause; many sentences have two or more clauses.
So, let’s return to our example about dance. If I said to you, “I never miss Samantha’s class because I love to dance,” I would be expressing myself in a complete sentence. 

Independent clauses
Independent clauses contain the main subject and main verb of a sentence. They express clear thoughts and can stand alone as sentences. In our example, “I never miss Samantha’s class” is an independent clause. It is a complete sentence on its own and does not need “because I love to dance” to express a complete thought.
In sentences containing more than one clause, independent clauses are usually called “main clauses.” Many sentences in English contain two or more clauses.

Dependent clauses
Now, let’s talk about dependent clauses, also called “subordinate clauses.” Remember, the clause “because I love to dance” contains a subject and verb, but it is still dependent. It leaves you feeling like something is missing. Another good indication that this clause is dependent is that the word “because” signals an adverb clause. But, it only contains one subject and one verb. So, the other part of the sentence – the independent clause -- is missing.
Dependent clauses depend on – or need – independent clauses to express complete thoughts.
Comic Panel 1
EXERCISES
Speech Bubble
I. Identify the clauses and point it whether it is a Noun Clause, Adjective Clause, Adverb Clause.

a.The bankers need to know what they should do.
b. The books, which are lost, are not really necessary.
c. Whether you like it or not, you have to go to bed now.
d. Students who are intelligent get good grades.
e. No one knows he is.
f. When I was younger, I thought so.
II. Complete the following blanks, using suitable clause.

(as soon as his neck reached the noose, where there is a will, if grandmother were educated, if we are in it together, who has a tool, students who read in English, when grandmother died, she helped him, who was just eleven years old, when in Rome, who help themselves, whom the doctor revived. Where there’s smoke, is not to yield to it.)
1. ______________, there’s fire. 
2. God helps those, ______________.
3. A fool, ______________ , is still a fool. 
4. ______________ , there is a way. 
5. ______________ , do as Romans do. 
6. We are not afraid to die, ______________,
7. ______________ , Khushwant Singh’s life would have been different.
8. ______________ get good marks in CBSE English examinations. 
9. The baby, ______________ , was the only child of Morgan’s. 
10. The only way to get rid of temptation, ______________.
PrevNext