Independent And Dependent Clauses

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  • 1. 

    Choose which is an Independent clause.

    • A.

      The crew saw a whale.

    • B.

      Which was 2 feet.

    • C.

      Alex likes.

    • D.

      Under the ocean.

    Correct Answer
    A. The crew saw a whale.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The crew saw a whale." This is an independent clause because it expresses a complete thought and can stand alone as a sentence. It has a subject ("The crew") and a verb ("saw"), and it provides a clear statement of what happened.

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  • 2. 

    Choose which is an Independent clause.

    • A.

      Which had surfaced 50m under the water.

    • B.

      When Mr.Hansen yelled.

    • C.

      She is a dancer.

    • D.

      Unless it comes today.

    Correct Answer
    C. She is a dancer.
    Explanation
    An independent clause is a group of words that can stand alone as a complete sentence. In this case, "She is a dancer" is the only option that forms a complete thought and can function as a standalone sentence. The other options are dependent clauses or sentence fragments that require additional information to make sense.

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  • 3. 

    Choose which is a dependent clause.

    • A.

      Although they lost the book.

    • B.

      Chewy is a chinchilla.

    • C.

      She likes to swim in the pool.

    • D.

      Jacob is dumb.

    Correct Answer
    A. Although they lost the book.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Although they lost the book." This is a dependent clause because it starts with a subordinating conjunction "Although" and does not express a complete thought on its own. It needs to be combined with an independent clause to form a complete sentence.

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  • 4. 

    Choose which is a Dependent clause.

    • A.

      I enjoy the opera.

    • B.

      They are going to a picnic.

    • C.

      Mom found it in the washer.

    • D.

      When the movie was over.

    Correct Answer
    D. When the movie was over.
    Explanation
    The phrase "When the movie was over" is a dependent clause because it begins with the subordinating conjunction "when" and does not express a complete thought on its own. It relies on the rest of the sentence for its meaning and cannot stand alone as a complete sentence.

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  • 5. 

    Choose which is an Independent clause.

    • A.

      The fith graders sang.

    • B.

      When I'm finished reading.

    • C.

      She saw.

    • D.

      They like.

    Correct Answer
    A. The fith graders sang.
    Explanation
    "The fith graders sang" is an independent clause because it can stand alone as a complete sentence. It has a subject ("The fith graders") and a verb ("sang") and expresses a complete thought.

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  • 6. 

    Choose which is a Dependent clause.

    • A.

      The saw the fish.

    • B.

      His sister.

    • C.

      Jacob likes spanish class.

    • D.

      Alex went to the park on sunday.

    Correct Answer
    B. His sister.
    Explanation
    The phrase "His sister" is a dependent clause because it does not express a complete thought on its own. It is missing a subject or verb that would make it an independent clause. It is dependent on the rest of the sentence for its meaning and cannot stand alone as a complete sentence.

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  • 7. 

    Choose which is a Dependent clause.

    • A.

      John hit his sister.

    • B.

      In the room.

    • C.

      He enjoys swimming on weekdays.

    • D.

      I adopted a new dog at Petsmart.

    Correct Answer
    B. In the room.
    Explanation
    The phrase "In the room" is a dependent clause because it does not express a complete thought on its own. It lacks a subject and a verb and cannot stand alone as a sentence. Instead, it relies on the main clause "John hit his sister" to provide the necessary context and complete meaning.

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  • 8. 

    Choose which is an Independent clause.

    • A.

      The cat is in the room.

    • B.

      The dog.

    • C.

      Sitting.

    • D.

      Because.

    Correct Answer
    A. The cat is in the room.
    Explanation
    An independent clause is a complete sentence that can stand alone and express a complete thought. In this case, "The cat is in the room" is the only option that forms a complete sentence and expresses a complete thought. "The dog" is a noun phrase and not a complete sentence. "Sitting" is a verb participle and also not a complete sentence. "Because" is a subordinating conjunction and cannot function as an independent clause. Therefore, the correct answer is "The cat is in the room."

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  • 9. 

    Choose which is a Dependent clause.

    • A.

      Samira ate her fruit roll.

    • B.

      In spanish.

    • C.

      Mr.Hansen enjoys reading.

    • D.

      The dog sat.

    Correct Answer
    B. In spanish.
    Explanation
    The phrase "In Spanish" is a dependent clause because it cannot stand alone as a complete sentence. It is dependent on the main clause "Samira ate her fruit roll" to make sense and convey a complete thought.

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  • 10. 

    Choose which is an Independent Clause.

    • A.

      Braces.

    • B.

      His brother.

    • C.

      Should I use the blue or the white?

    • D.

      Blue.

    Correct Answer
    C. Should I use the blue or the white?
    Explanation
    The given answer "Should I use the blue or the white?" is an independent clause because it can stand alone as a complete sentence and expresses a complete thought. It is a question that does not rely on any other part of the sentence for its meaning.

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