What is a Dependent Clause? - Definition & Examples


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A dependent clause is defined as

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1. Which of the following are types of dependent clauses?

2. How are dependent clauses different from phrases?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Dependent clauses are often fragments and can cause havoc for writers. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of identifying dependent clauses. You'll be tested on areas that include types and components of a dependent clauses, and how a dependent clause fits in a sentence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on identification of dependent clauses, including:

  • Types of dependent clauses
  • Difference between a dependent clause and a phrase
  • Sentence structure issues when using dependent clauses
  • Examples of dependent clauses

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as dependent clauses and phrases
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding types of dependent clauses
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about identifying dependent clauses

Additional Learning

To learn more about dependent clauses, review the accompanying lesson called What is a Dependent Clause? - Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Definition of dependent clause
  • Types of dependent clauses
  • Dependent clause vs. phrase
  • Sentence fragments