Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination


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How does a dependent clause differ from an independent clause?

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1. Which of the following correctly lists the coordinating conjunctions?

2. Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you assess your understanding of using independent and dependent clauses properly in writing sentences. You will be quizzed on the definitions of these clauses and how to use them

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your knowledge of independent and dependent clauses, including:

  • What is a dependent clause
  • What are coordinating conjunctions
  • The proper use of two independent clauses
  • Identifying a sentence that uses these types of clauses correctly

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - Understand the proper use of independent and dependent clauses when constructing sentences.
  • Distinguishing differences - Compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as independent and dependent clauses
  • Knowledge application - Use your knowledge to select properly written sentences using independent and dependent clauses

Additional Learning

To learn more about independent and dependent clauses, review the corresponding lesson on subordination and coordination of clauses. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know what independent clauses are
  • Recognize dependent clauses
  • Review coordinating conjunctions and an acronym for remembering them
  • Explore writing with style