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    Question:
    • What is an independent clause?

    Answer:
    • An independent clause is any clause that can stand on its own, in which case it would be a sentence.


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    A sentence can have more than one independent clause:

    I went to the cinema and I had dinner afterwards.

    Either of these clause could exist as a separate sentence.

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