ACT English Practice: Clauses


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Which of the following is the correct way to write the underlined portion of this question? We all went to the pool, Jose didn't want to go, but Pat talked him into it.

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Marley borrowed my history textbook; she hasn't given it back yet.

Which of the following revisions would NOT be acceptable?

2. After they went to the concert: Ashley and Pete went out for pancakes.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

An independent clause is a complete sentence that can stand alone. A dependent clause is a group of words that does not form a complete sentence or thought. This quiz and corresponding worksheet will test you on your understanding of clauses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to review:

  • Using period placement in a sentence
  • Knowing when commas are unnecessary
  • Using colon placement in a sentence

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast independent clauses and dependent clauses
  • Problem solving- use acquired English knowledge to solve multiple choice questions about the use of clauses
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge of clauses by inserting them into sentences

Additional Learning

To learn more about the use of clauses, review the accompanying lesson on Practice With Clauses in English. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the type of clause that can stand on its own in sentences
  • Identify the type of clause that utilizes incomplete sentences
  • Avoid the use of comma splices
  • Utilize the correct punctuation marks for two independent clauses