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Clauses & Conjunctions - Chapter Summary
This chapter's engaging video lessons review types of clauses and conjunctions used to develop sentences. Our professional instructors explain how to correctly include independent and dependent, or subordinate, clauses. You'll also study several conjunctions and their purposes in writing. Once you've viewed the videos in the chapter, you should be able to:
- Distinguish between independent and dependent clauses
- Properly use subordinate clauses in sentences
- Give examples of common subordinating conjunctions
- Differentiate between coordinating and correlative conjunctions
We make learning about clauses and conjunctions a convenient and simplified activity. Instructors use several examples to help you grasp these sentence components and their grammatically correct usage. You can even rewatch excerpts of the lessons by using our video tags, which can be a great review tool.
Lessons include transcripts that highlight important grammar terms. After you've studied, take the multiple-choice lesson quizzes to assess your comprehension.
1. Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination
This lesson is about independent and dependent clauses, and how they make up a sentence. Dependent clauses, like the name suggests, rely on other elements in a sentence. Independent clauses, on the other hand, can stand alone. Learn more in this lesson.
2. Conjunctions: Coordinating & Correlative
Conjunctions are parts of speech that join together other words, phrases and clauses in sentences. Learn all about two types of conjunctions - coordinating and correlative - in this lesson.
3. Subordinate Clause: Examples & Definition
In this lesson, we will learn about the function of subordinate clauses, also known as dependent clauses, and examine a variety of examples in order to understand their role in our writing.
4. Subordinating Conjunction: Examples & Definition
In this lesson, we will examine subordinating conjunctions. These types of conjunctions are perfect for joining sentences together in order to improve sentence structure and add more variety to our writing.
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