What is clause and examples?
A clause is a group of words that contains a verb (and usually other components too). A clause may form part of a sentence or it may be a complete sentence in itself. For example: He was eating a bacon sandwich.
When listing things do you use a comma?
Rule 1. Use commas to separate words and word groups in a simple series of three or more items. Example: My estate goes to my husband, son, daughter-in-law, and nephew. Note: When the last comma in a series comes before and or or (after daughter-in-law in the above example), it is known as the Oxford comma.
What are some examples of independent and dependent clauses?
dependent clause, independent clause. Example: Since I was tired, I decided to go to bed. When the dependent (subordinate) clause follows the independent clause, don’t use a comma before or after the subordinating conjunction (connecting word).
What do you call a sentence that has two independent clauses?
Is there a comma between two independent clauses?
Thus, it can separate two independent clauses by itself; a comma cannot separate two independent clauses unless it is followed by a coordinating conjunction (FANBOYS).
How do you identify a dependent clause and independent clause?
An independent clause is a sentence that has a subject and a verb and requires no extra information to understand. Dependent clauses, which start with subordinating conjunctions such as “while,” “that,” or “unless,” give background information but cannot stand on their own as sentences.
Do you use a comma to separate a dependent and independent clause?
~ Use a comma to separate the dependent clause from the independent when it follows the independent one if the dependent clause is nonessential. Keep in mind, however, that many dependent clauses will be essential and will not require a comma.৩০ জুলাই, ২০১৪
How do you identify an independent clause?
Independent Clause Defined
- They have a subject – they tell the reader what the sentence is about.
- They have an action or predicate – they tell the reader what the subject is doing.
- They express a complete thought – something happened or was said.
How do you punctuate a list of independent clauses?
- Use a colon after an ‘independent clause’ to introduce a list.
- Use a colon between ‘independent clauses’ if the second summarizes, explains or amplifies the first.
- Use a colon to introduce an appositive.
- Use a colon to introduce a quotation.
Can a sentence have 3 independent clauses?
When we take two or more independent clauses and join them together, we form a compound sentence. We usually connect the clauses with a comma and a coordinating conjunction, but you can also join them with a semicolon. Notice that there are three independent clauses in that example.
Do you put a comma after and when listing things?
There’s no single rule that applies to all situations. You usually put a comma before and when it’s connecting two independent clauses. It’s almost always optional to put a comma before and in a list.
How do you combine two independent clauses?
To combine two independent clauses (complete sentences), use a semicolon or a comma and conjunction. To attach a dependent clause, use a comma if it comes before the independent clause; use no comma if it comes after the independent clause, unless it is a “contrast word” (although, though, even though, whereas).৫ ডিসেম্বর, ২০১৯
Can an independent clause stand alone?
A dependent clause contains a subject and verb, but cannot stand on its own as a complete sentence; an independent clause includes a subject and a verb, and expresses a complete thought. Therefore it is not independent; it can’t stand alone as a sentence.