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All right class! Welcome to Language Arts! Can someone please tell me the difference between an independent clause and a dependent clause?
A dependent clause CANNOT stand by itself. An example is: When I'm hungry
An independent clause CAN stand on its own. An example is: She likes to eat.
That's right! Now, we know that a subject is the topic of the sentence and that the predicate is the action. Also, a dependent clause only has a subject OR a predicate and an independent clause has both.
An independent clause is also know as a simple sentence. Can anyone tell me the difference between a coordinating and a subordinating conjunction?
A subordinating conjunction is all of the other conjunctions. They turn independent clauses into dependent clauses. after, although, because, before etc.
A coordinating conjunction is a FANBOYS. For, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so
Amazing job!!! Now, we just have one more question.
What is the difference between compound, complex and compound-complex sentences?
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