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  • Independent Clauses and Dependent Clauses in English Grammar
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    Independent Clauses and Dependent Clauses in English Grammar

    Clauses are defined as grammatical structures that contain a subject and a predicate and that are the smallest grammatical unit that can express a complete proposition. One primary division in the analysis of clauses is the distinction between independent clauses and dependent clauses. Independent Clauses Independent clauses in English grammar are grammatical structures that consist […] More

  • The Forms and Functions of Clauses in English Grammar
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    The Forms and Functions of Clauses in English Grammar

    The smallest grammatical unit that can express a complete proposition, a clause is defined as a grammatical structure that contains a subject and a predicate. The English language has four forms of clauses: Verb clause Noun clause Adjective clause Adverb clause Each grammatical form of clause in English performs distinct grammatical functions. The following sections […] More

  • Grammatical Form of English Verb Clauses
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    Grammatical Form of English Verb Clauses

    Consisting of a subject and a predicate, clauses are the smallest grammatical unit that can express a complete proposition. Verb clauses are the only independent clauses in the English language. Some grammars use the terms main clause, matrix clause, independent clause, and superordinate clause for verb clauses. All verb clauses are finite. A finite clause […] More