January 4th, 2008

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Friday Feature - Independent and Dependent Clauses

Independent and Dependent Clauses

With examples from Trigun, Harry Potter, Death Note, Doctor Who, and Torchwood.

It's easy, for the most part, to tell the difference between an independent and a dependent clause. An independent clause will contain a subject and a predicate and stand on its own. A dependent clause may also contain a subject and verb, but will depend on the rest of the sentence for context. It will sound out of place on its own. While the problem with the use of independent versus dependent clauses is usually one of punctuation, Collapse )