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Everything you wanted to know about Clauses. But were too terrified to ask. (And rightfully so) 11 Slides. 2 Types of Clauses. independent subordinate (noun, adjective, adverb). Independent Clause. Expresses a complete thought and can stand by itself.

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Everything you wanted to know about clauses

Everything you wanted to know about Clauses

But were too terrified to ask.

(And rightfully so)

11 Slides


2 types of clauses
2 Types of Clauses

  • independent

  • subordinate (noun, adjective, adverb)


Independent clause
Independent Clause

  • Expresses a complete thought and can stand by itself.

  • Ms. Goler was trying to decide if she should do a power point presentation.


Subordinate clause
Subordinate Clause

Does not express a complete thought. Cannot stand by itself.

  • Ms. Goler was trying to decide if she should do a power point presentation.


Uses of subordinate clauses
Uses of Subordinate Clauses

  • They function just like adjectives, adverbs, and nouns. They are named according to the job they do in the sentence.

  • (Ya’ll are half-way there –Kaz)


Adjective clause
Adjective clause

  • An adjective clause is a subordinate clause used as an adjective to modify a noun or pronoun.

    The novel that I am reading right now is about a woman who has an adulterous affair.

    Adj. clause are usually introduced by pronouns who, whom, whose , which and that (relative pronouns).


Adverb clause
Adverb Clause

  • An adverb clause is a subordinate clause that modifies a verb, adjective or an adverb.

    Dorsa sounds as if she has caught a cold. [tells how Dorsa sounds.]

    Before he left, Albert turned off the lights. [before he left tells when lights were turned off]


Adverb clauses are often introduced by subordinating conjunctions
Adverb Clauses are often introduced by subordinating conjunctions

Some are: after, before, unless, although, if, until, since, wherever (see page 102).


The noun clause
The Noun Clause conjunctions

  • A noun clause is a subordinate clause used as a noun. (trick substitute it)

  • She believes that superstition.

  • She believes that she shouldnever step on a sidewalk crack.

  • She has written about hermother.

  • She has written aboutthe arguments that she had with her mother as a child.


See clauses aren t so scary
See Clauses aren’t so scary. conjunctions

  • . . . Remember Santa Clause?


Homework due next block day
Homework-Due Next Block Day conjunctions

  • Pg. 107, Ex B

  • Pg. 113 post-test 1


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