Grammar Mastery Test, Chapter 18, Clauses

9 Questions
Grammar Quizzes & Trivia

This is a simple test on independent and subordinate clauses. Identify whether the underlined clause is an independent clause or a subordinate clause.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    As we walked down the street, it began to rain.
    • A. 

      Independent

    • B. 

      Subordinate

  • 2. 
    When you finish the test, be sure to print out your score.
    • A. 

      Independent

    • B. 

      Subordinate

  • 3. 
    Coming around the corner, Bill ran right into Marlene.
    • A. 

      Independent

    • B. 

      Subordinate

  • 4. 
    Even though it was snowing, Aunt Ethyl insisted on watering the flowers.
    • A. 

      Independent

    • B. 

      Subordinate

  • 5. 
    Since the referee was in a good mood, he only called 5-yard penalties that day.
    • A. 

      Independent

    • B. 

      Subordinate

  • 6. 
    Jimi Hendrix upset his dentist when he told him that he played the guitar with his teeth.
    • A. 

      Independent

    • B. 

      Subordinate

  • 7. 
    If you have any spare gum, may I have some?
    • A. 

      Independent

    • B. 

      Subordinate

  • 8. 
    Despite his mother's reluctance, Rauol plunged ahead and bought a wolverine.
    • A. 

      Independent

    • B. 

      Subordinate

  • 9. 
    Please call me when you get home.
    • A. 

      Independent

    • B. 

      Subordinate