The sentence contains a noun about Santa Clause
The sentence contains a subject and predicate (verb)
There happens to be no such thing as a clause
3. The thunder roared, and the trees swayed, as the children ran inside.
1. She went to the store.
4. When the bell rang, she rushed out the door quickly.
2. My brother went to play basketball, and my brother's friend went to play soccer.
A dependent clause means a fragment (sentence that can't stand alone); complex and compound-complex sentences
A clause that doesn't depend on anything; used in complex and compound-complex sentences
A dependent clause means a fragment (sentence that can't stand alone); simple and compound sentences