Monday, 2 December 2013

Clause and its types

Clause = Subject + Verb 

Clause is a combination of words which contains subject and a verb. It may be a complete sentence or part of a sentence that conveys proper meaning. It is quite different from a phrase where the subject-verb combination is not necessary.

Types of clauses
1.     Independent clause
2.     Dependent clause

1. Independent clause: (also known as main clause, conjoining clause, principal clause, and co-ordinate clause) it can stand independently
          E.g. I went to the library
Two independent clauses can be joined together with the help of these independent conjunctions
          And, yet, but, or, so.

2. Dependent clause: (also known as auxiliary clause, embedding clause, reason clause, and sub-ordinate clause). It is dependent on the main (independent) clause.
          E.g., he says that he was coming.

A dependent clause can be joined together with a main clause and other independent clauses through these Dependent (subordinate) conjunctions.

Some of the examples are; After, although, because, before, even if, even though, if, in order, that once provided, rather, than, since, so,Until, unless, when, where ever, when ever, where, whereas, where ever, whether, while, why