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Clauses Matching Game

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

Independent (main) 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 (dependent) clauseDoes not express a complete thought and can NOT stand alone (begins with a subordinating conjunction: A WHITE BUS)
Compound sentenceHas two or more independent clauses but no subordinate clauses; joined by a comma and FANBOYS or semicolon
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
fragmentdoes NOT express a complete thought; it may be missing a subject, predicate, or both
run-ontwo or more sentences incorrectly written as one sentence with no punctuation separating them; to correct a run-on you can separate the two complete sentences with a semi-colon OR use a period and capital letter OR add a comma and FANBOYS.
comma splicea type of run-on where two complete sentences are incorrectly separated by just a comma. To correct it, either replace the comma with a semi-colon OR add a FANBOYS before the comma OR replace the comma with a period and capitalize the next word.
simple sentencea group of words that has a subject, predicate, and expresses one complete thought
clausea group of related words that has a subject and a predicate (verb)

Ferguson Middle School 7th Grade Language Arts Teacher
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