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CLAUSE

A clause is a group of words with finite verb. A clause should have a subject and a predicate. e.g. John bought a piece of land. Subject: John Predicate – bought a piece of land   Types of Clause There are two types of clauses. Independent clauses: These are also called main or principal clauses. An independent clause expresses a complete thought and can stand on its own as a sentence. e.g. My English master is a kind man. Dependent Clause: These are also called subordinate clauses. A dependent clause does not express a complete thought and cannot stand on its own as a sentence. It depends on an independent clause for its meaning E.g. which he recommended. There are three types of subordinate clauses. Noun Clauses A noun clause is a subordinate clause that has a noun as the head word. A noun clause performs the functions of a… Read More »CLAUSE

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