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Grammar and Clauses Practice

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Grammar and Clauses Practice

Independent or Subordinate Clause

Determine whether the group of words is an independent or a subordinate clause.

  1. It seemed like yesterday
  2. Despite the fact you knew
  3. If we could just see eye to eye
  4. Wherever he might go
  5. Before we leave
  6. Suppose he changes his mind
  7. Because we were only a mile from home
  8. Andrew went fishing
  9. When Justin took his first swing
  10. So long as we remain in the boat

Noun Clause

Identify the noun clause in each of the following sentences.

  1. I don't understand what he sees in this.
  2. Phyllis's suggestion that we go through the Blue Ridge Mountains was a good one.
  3. James was wondering what Wednesday's lineup is going to be.
  4. Our intention is that we be able to visit the Eiffel Tower on our way through Paris.
  5. Why you decided to switch careers this late in the game is hard to comprehend.
  6. Hugh says he has no idea where he is going to sleep.
  7. Whether Ursula goes to college is a concern of mine.
  8. That we leave before five in the morning was her idea, not his.
  9. You should know where your watch is.
  10. The commendation goes to whoever accomplishes the tasks in a timely manner.

Adjective Clause

Identify the adjective clause in each sentence.

  1. Did you spill the glass of milk that was in the refrigerator?
  2. The police are searching for the person who lives in this apartment.
  3. The room on your left is where the supervisor works.
  4. Do you remember when you fell and sprained your wrist?
  5. I want to go on a ride that is fast, like a roller coaster.
  6. I am sure it was the car whose taillight was broken.
  7. This document is a piece of evidence that is important.
  8. The acting class that I take every Thursday has been cancelled.
  9. My cousin, who lives in Oklahoma, is going to Europe with us.
  10. There is a fragrant lilac bush that grows outside my window.

Adverb Clause

Identify the adverb clause in each of the following sentences.

  1. Because the book was old, it was kept behind glass.
  2. This dining room set is yours provided that your payment goes through.
  3. Mark is not allowed to leave even if he insists on going.
  4. I was ready to go before the sun was up.
  5. He acted as if he belonged there.
  6. I enjoyed the reunion although there was some tension between Mom and Aunt Joy.
  7. Tad could not reach the top shelf even though he used a stepladder.
  8. The baby starts to cry whenever I step out of the room.
  9. After we have breakfast, we'll go to the flea market.
  10. If you don't mind, put this away in the closet for me.

Answers

  1. independent clause
  2. subordinate clause
  3. surordinate clause
  4. subordinate clause
  5. subordinate clause
  6. independent clause
  7. subordinate clause
  8. independent clause
  9. subordinate clause
  10. subordinate clause
  11. what he sees in this
  12. that we go through the Blue Ridge Mountains
  13. what Wednesday's lineup is going to be
  14. that we be able to visit the Eiffel Tower
  15. Why you decided to switch careers
  16. where he is going to sleep
  17. Whether Ursula goes to college
  18. That we leave before five in the morning
  19. where your watch is
  20. whoever accomplishes the tasks
  21. that was in the refrigerator
  22. who lives in this apartment
  23. where the supervisor works
  24. when you fell and sprained your wrist
  25. that is fast
  26. whose taillight was broken
  27. that is important
  28. that I take every Thursday
  29. who lives in Oklahoma
  30. that grows outside my window
  31. Because the book was old
  32. provided that your payment goes through
  33. even if he insists on going
  34. before the sun was up
  35. as if he belonged there
  36. although there was some tension
  37. even though he used a stepladder
  38. whenever I step out of the room
  39. After we have breakfast
  40. If you don't mind
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