Notes On Clauses - Types - CBSE Class 9 English Grammar
There are two major types of clauses main (or independent) clause and subordinate (or dependent) clause. Main Clause and Subordinate Clause – Comparison Example: Turn off the lights when not in use The above sentence has two clauses “Turn off the lights” and “When not in use”. The clause “Turn off the lights” expresses a complete thought and can alone stand as a sentence. Such a clause is called main or independent clause. While the clause “when not in use” does not express a complete thought and can’t stand as a sentence. It depends on another clause (main clause) to express complete idea. Such a clause is called subordinate or dependent clause. Main or Independent Clause “Main (or independent) clause is a clause that expresses a complete thought and can stand as a sentence. Subordinate (or dependent) clauses cannot stand by themselves and are further divided into tree types, 1. Noun Phrase, 2. Adjective Phrase, 3. Adverb Phrase

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There are two major types of clauses main (or independent) clause and subordinate (or dependent) clause. Main Clause and Subordinate Clause – Comparison Example: Turn off the lights when not in use The above sentence has two clauses “Turn off the lights” and “When not in use”. The clause “Turn off the lights” expresses a complete thought and can alone stand as a sentence. Such a clause is called main or independent clause. While the clause “when not in use” does not express a complete thought and can’t stand as a sentence. It depends on another clause (main clause) to express complete idea. Such a clause is called subordinate or dependent clause. Main or Independent Clause “Main (or independent) clause is a clause that expresses a complete thought and can stand as a sentence. Subordinate (or dependent) clauses cannot stand by themselves and are further divided into tree types, 1. Noun Phrase, 2. Adjective Phrase, 3. Adverb Phrase
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