Independent And Dependent Clauses Examples

If you understand the Independent-Dependent Clauses clearly, the sentence structure can be done accurately. We know that a clause is a set of words that contains a subject and a verb.


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  Independent And Dependent Clauses Examples

So it is important to know. So let's understand the Independent And Dependent Clauses.

One more thing to keep in mind the subject of the clause can be either hidden or visible but the verb must be visible.

To make a complete sentence you have to use one independent clause. That means you must get an independent clause in a sentence but you may not get a dependent clause because a dependent clause is used to complete the meaning of the sentence. It can not be used independently.

You can use more than one independent clause in a sentence but can not avoid using a minimum of one independent clause. One interesting matter is you can make a sentence by using only an independent clause.


Independent And Dependent Clauses Examples:


  • I went there last year ( An independent clause can be a sentence)
  • When I went there, I saw him (The dependent clause is underlined here.)
  • When Shin came out, Kim looked at her eyes and they were smiling. (A sentence can be made by using three clauses)
  • Salina went to buy a car, and her mother accompanied her, but her father didn't go with them. (Here three independent clauses are used to make a sentence.)


Now let's understand the Independent or Principal Clause more clearly

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  Independent And Dependent Clauses Examples

Independent or Principal Clause examples:

This Clause can create independent meaningful sentences on its own.


Examples:

  • She is very intelligent. (one sentence Independent Clause)
  • Can you help me? (one sentence Independent Clause)
  • I wanted to go with him, but he didn't allow me. (2 Independent Clauses in a sentence)
  • Sahil was trying his level best, but failed at last. (2 Independent Clauses in a sentence)
  • Hisam came here, and he started the work, but didn't finish it. (3 Independent Clauses in a sentence)
  • Jack loves fruits, and he doesn't like apples, and he sometimes eat apples, but he doesn't finish eating them. (4 Independent Clauses in a sentence)
  • She went out, but saw a dog was sleeping peacefully, and she didn't bother him, and started for the office. (4 Independent Clauses in a sentence)
  • I become very happy whenever I meet her. ( 1 Independent Clause with a Dependent Clause)
  • Jami walks everyday morning so that he can be fit though he works a lot every day. (1 Independent Clause with 2 Dependent Clauses)



 Independent And Dependent Clauses Examples

Dependent Clause or Subordinate Clause examples:

This Clause helps the Independent Clause to form meaningful sentences but does not express any full meaning alone. This clause usually begins with subordinate conjunction (who, what, when, where, as, since, though, although, if, till, until, because, before, how, that etc.)


Examples:

  • I know the man who came here yesterday.
  • He is a lazy guy.
  • If she works more, she will get tired.
  • Although he is a good student, he is self-centred.
  • Maliha could go with us as she was busy.
  • Galib works hard so that he can succeed in life.
  • As Himi was ill, she could not attend the meeting.
  • I don't know the man who came here the last night.
  • She hardly could hear the sound that came from the mills.
  • Rima had entered the class before the teacher came.

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