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Clauses and Sentence Types Matching Game

Play this game to get familiar with the definitions for clauses and sentence types.

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Independent clauseHas a subject and a predicate and expresses a complete thought; is the only type of clause that can stand alone as a sentence; can contain a compound subject and/or predicate
Subordinate clauseDoes not express a complete thought and can NOT stand alone (begins with a subordinating conjunction: A WHITE BUS), relative pronoun, or relative adverb
Adjective clauseA subordinate clause that modifies a noun or pronoun; usually begins with a relative pronoun (who, whom, whose, that, and which) or a relative adverb (such as why, where, or when); answers which one?, what kind?, how many?; can be essential or nonessential (requires commas)
Adverb clauseA subordinate clause that modifies a verb, adjective, or adverb; usually begins with a subordinating conjunction (A WHITE BUS); answers when?, where?, why?, how?, to what extent?, under what condition
Noun clauseA subordinate clause that is used as a noun (S, DO, PN, AP, OP); usually begins with how, that, what, whatever, when, where, which, whichever, who, whom, whoever, whose, why
Simple sentenceHas one independent clause and no subordinate clauses; can contain a compound subject and/or predicate
Compound sentenceHas two or more independent clauses but no subordinate clauses; joined by a comma and FANBOYS OR semicolon OR semicolon followed by conjunctive adverb (therefore, however, etc) followed by a comma
Complex sentenceHas one independent clause and at least one subordinate clause
Compound-complex sentenceHas two or more independent clauses and at least one subordinate clause
Main clauseanother name for an independent clause
Dependent clauseanother name for a subordinate clause


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