English Grammar Quiz: Independent And Subordinate Clauses

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English Grammar Quiz: Independent And Subordinate Clauses

There are two types of clauses that one keeps getting confused about how to use, and these are independent and subordinate clauses. An independent clause is a clause that can stand by itself as a simple sentence, whereas a dependent clause does not express a complete thought so, it is not a sentence and can't stand-alone. Determine whether the bolded words are independent or subordinate clauses.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Jason took a nap before he left for his friend's house.
    • A. 

      Independent

    • B. 

      Subordinate

    • C. 

      I'm not sure

  • 2. 
    You can keep your privileges as long as we continue to see progress.
    • A. 

      Independent

    • B. 

      Subordinate

    • C. 

      I'm not sure

  • 3. 
    Although you may disagree, I still say Sheila is the best person for the job.
    • A. 

      Independent

    • B. 

      Subordinate

    • C. 

      I'm not sure

  • 4. 
    There would be less tension between them if they could just see eye to eye.
    • A. 

      Independent

    • B. 

      Subordinate

    • C. 

      I'm not sure

  • 5. 
    I'm bringing my homework along even though we don't plan to stay long.
    • A. 

      Independent

    • B. 

      Subordinate

    • C. 

      I'm not sure

  • 6. 
    In order that we may be respectful of the presenters, please turn off your cell phones.
    • A. 

      Independent

    • B. 

      Subordinate

    • C. 

      I'm not sure

  • 7. 
    I knew this was going to be an exciting game when Andrew took his first swing.
    • A. 

      Independent

    • B. 

      Subordinate

    • C. 

      I'm not sure

  • 8. 
    Before you go, would you please be sure to clean up the mess you make?
    • A. 

      Independent

    • B. 

      Subordinate

    • C. 

      I'm not sure

  • 9. 
    It seemed like only yesterday that I was here playing tag with my friends Julie and Laurie
    • A. 

      Independent

    • B. 

      Subordinate

    • C. 

      I'm not sure

  • 10. 
    Since she was only just around the corner, Paula decided to walk to the store instead of driving.
    • A. 

      Independent

    • B. 

      Subordinate

    • C. 

      I'm not sure

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