In your bellwork section, please copy this sentence
and underline and label any subordinate
(dependent) clauses you can find.
People who never felt like I do are
making fun of me.
Who said this, in Shakespearean
language, in Romeo and Juliet?
Please copy these two sentences and underline any
subordinate (or dependent) clauses you can find.
People who never felt like I do are
making fun of me.
Who said this, in Shakespearean
language, yesterday?
Please copy these two sentences and underline any
subordinate (or dependent) clauses you can find.
People who never felt like I do are
making fun of me.
Unless you have loved someone, you can’t
know how I feel.
Who said this, in Shakespearean
language, yesterday?
In your bellwork section, please copy this sentence, and then
underline two subordinate clauses. Draw arrows to the words
they describe and label them as ADJ and ADV.
My dog barks when the mailman
delivers our mail, but he only bites
the Fed Ex guy, who looks kind of
scary.
The Clause
a group of words that contains a verb and its subject.
TWO MAIN TYPES:
INDEPENDENT
DEPENDENT
Clauses
A clause is a group of words that contains
a verb and its subject.
Subordinate Clause
Independent Clause
A clause that is dependent A clause that expresses a
and cannot stand by
complete thought and
itself as a sentence.
can stand by itself as a
sentence.
Example:
Example:
She photographed lions
When the African sun
and giraffes.
gets hot
Clauses
A clause is a group of words that contains
a verb and its subject.
Subordinate Clause
Independent Clause
NOT a complete
thought.
Expresses a complete
thought and can
stand by itself as a
sentence.
There are THREE types of
subordinate clauses
Noun
Adjective (What do these describe?)
Adverb (What do these describe?)
Noun Clauses
• Act like nouns…
• …so they can be SUBJECT, DO, IO, PN, or
OP.
• …so they ARE grammatically necessary in
the sentence.
• Try replacing them with “SOMETHING.”
Who I love is not as important as
how I feel.
Who I love is not as important as
how I feel.
(or other
Adverbs describe…VERBS
describing words)
The dog barks everyday.
The dog barked when the mailman
walked by.
When the mailman walked by, the dog
barked.
Adjectives describe… Nouns or
pronouns
The brown dog barks loudly.
The dog that lives next door to me
barks loudly.
The O’Connors, who are my neighbors,
have a dog that barks constantly.
Remember that clauses DO have
real (a.k.a. conjugated) verbs in
them. Phrases do not.
The dog barked after dinner. (phrase-prepositional)
The dog barked when the mail man
walked by. (clause)
To scare the mailman, the dog barked angrily.
(phrase-infinitive)
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Clauses A clause is a group of words that contains a verb