Clauses and their functions - English Grammar

Clauses and their functions Video Lecture - Page 4

Clauses are the building blocks of sentences. A clause is a group of words that contains ( at least) a subject and a verb

Example of Clauses:
Ecology is a science because pollution cause cancer

Example of not clauses:
To protect the environment after working all day


Types of clause

Independent clauses: An independent clause contains a subject and a verb and expresses complete through. It can stand alone as a sentence by it elf, an independent clause id formed with

Subject + Verb (+ Complement)
Example: Jet lag affects most long distance travellers

Dependent clauses: A Dependent Clause begins with subordinators such as when while, if, that, or who. A dependent clause does not express a complete thought and cannot stand alone as a sentence by itself, an Dependent clause formed with

Subordinator + subject + verb (+Complement)
Example: Although there is no sure way to prevent jet lag.

 

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