Combining Dependent & Independent Clauses


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What are the two components a clause must have?

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1. Which is a dependent clause?

2. Which is an independent clause?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz combination will help you assess your understanding of how dependent and independent clauses work together. To pass the quiz, you'll need to be able to identify examples of dependent and independent clauses, as well as understand the main difference between the two.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These grammar assessments can help test you on the following:

  • The two components of a clause
  • Identify a dependent clause
  • Identify an independent clause
  • Main difference between these two types of clauses
  • Punctuation mark that can combine two independent clauses
  • Identify a correct pairing of a dependent and independent clause

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about sentence structure in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the key terms, dependent and independent clause
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to join clauses
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about proper punctuation when combining independent clauses

Additional Learning

To learn more about clauses, review the corresponding lesson titled Combining Dependent & Independent Clauses. This grammar tutorial covers the following objectives:

  • Define clause
  • Understand subject and predicate
  • Differentiate between dependent and independent clauses
  • Review the use of the comma in combining the two types of clause
  • Learn how to use a comma and conjunction to combine independent clauses
  • Discuss semicolon use