Clauses and the Building Blocks of Sentences. Clauses. Independent Clause Has both a subject and a verb. Makes up a complete thought, with no missing elements. Is the same as a sentence. Example: People like this school. . Dependent Clause Does not make a complete thought.
Kind of a verb, kind of not.
Has two subjects but no verb.
Identify the fragment (in other words, the dependent clause on its own, masquerading as a sentence).
Add the missing subject or verb or independent clause, or subtract a word that makes the clause dependent.