Subordinate Clause: Examples & Definition


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Subordinate clauses are

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1. Which of the following is NOT an example of a subordinating conjunction?

2. Subordinate clauses are not complete because

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Subordinate clauses are parts of complex sentences that may be tricky to identify, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of how these clauses function in sentences and how to identify them. Some of the vocabulary terms on which you will be assessed include subordinate clauses, relative pronouns, and subordinating conjunctions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet will to test your knowledge on:

  • Subordinate clauses
  • Subordinating conjunctions
  • Relative pronouns
  • Independent clauses

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as subordinate clauses and subordinating conjunctions
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as subordinate clauses and independent clauses
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding subordinate clauses and identify them in sentences
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the reasons why subordinate clauses are not complete

Additional Learning

To learn more about subordinate conjunctions, review the accompanying lesson on Subordinate Clauses. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the meaning of 'clause'
  • Define subordinate clauses and identify them in sentences
  • Differentiate between subordinate clauses and independent clauses
  • Define and identify relative pronouns and subordinating conjunctions
  • Differentiate between relative pronouns and subordinate conjunctions