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Chapter 11. Conjunctions > Clauses and types of conjunctions

Clauses and types of conjunctions

Explanation

To understand how to use conjunctions in a sentence, you must be able to identify a clause. Clausesare groups of words that contain both a subject and a predicate. An independent clause expresses a complete thought and makes sense by itself. Dependent clauses contain both a subject and a predicate, but they do not express a complete thought. Therefore, a dependent clause cannot stand on its own as a complete sentence. Depending on what type of clause a sentence contains, various conjunctions are used to join clauses.


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