Independent And Subordinate Clauses Quiz

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Independent And Subordinate Clauses Quiz

You need to take this independent and subordinate clauses quiz if you want to find out how much you actually know and understand 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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