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1

What kind of clause is this?
When I left for college...

This is a dependent clause. Although it does have a verb, it needs an independent clause to complete its meaning.

2

What kind of clause is the boldface portion?
...Since Robert quit running...., he has gotten really out of shape.

Since Robert quit running... is a dependent clause.

3

What kind of clause is the boldface portion?
For the first time in her life, ...Madison felt free...

Madison felt free ... is an independent clause.

4

Make the boldface clause an independent clause:
John believes in his abilities ...and thinks he can win....

On possibility: John believes in his abilities, and he thinks he can win.

5

Is the following an independent or a dependent clause?
Once I get my driver's license...

It is a dependent clause.

6

Find the dependent clause in the following sentence:
Those plays that Shakespeare wrote are way over my head.

That Shakespeare wrote...is the dependent clause

7

What type of clause is boldface below?
...Through unpopular during his lifetime...., van Gogh became one of the world's most celebrated painters after his death.

This is an elliptical clause

8

What is a clause?

A clause is a group of related words containing a subject and a verb. If the clause does not complete a thought it is not a sentence.

9

What are the three types of clauses?

Dependent/independent/elliptical clause

10

What is a dependent clause?

A dependent clause does not contain a complete thought and relies on the rest of the sentence to explain it. Dependent clauses cannot stand alone.

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What is an independent clause?

And independent clause (also known as a sentence) expresses a complete thought. It contains a subject and a verb.

12

What is an elliptical clause?

An elliptical clause is a dependent clause that implies the subject and the verb.

13

T/F A sentence is always a clause?

True. Every sentence is also an independent clause.

14

T/F A clause is always a sentence.

False. Independent clauses are sentences, but other clauses are sentence fragments.

15

T/F An elliptical clause is a dependent clause that implies a subject and a verb

True. In the sentence: Though clearly the favorite, Tyson lost to Buster Douglas,
Though clearly the favorite.... is an elliptical clause. It does not contain a subject or verb, but it's clear what they are (he and was).

16

Is the boldface clause elliptical, dependent or independent?
...Based on the tea leaf readings...., I think I'll soon meet a tall, dark, handsome man.

Dependent

17

T/F ...After the party... is an elliptical clause.

False. It is not clear what the subject or verb is.