Independent Clause: Definition & Examples


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An independent clause is:

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1. Independent clauses must:

2. How do independent clauses become run-on sentences?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of independent clauses. Some of the information you'll be assessed on includes descriptions of independent clauses as well as sentence fragments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Independent clauses that become run-on sentences
  • Description of an independent clause
  • Sentence fragments explained
  • Independent clause requirements

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as independent clause and sentence fragment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify how independent clauses become run-on sentences

Additional Learning

To learn more about sentence structure, review the accompanying lesson titled Independent Clause: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the following terms: independent clause, run-on sentence, sentence fragment
  • Know and give an example of each of the four types of complete sentences
  • Relate another term for a sentence fragment