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    What is a dependent clause?



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    Re: Clause

    Sentences can be classified as

    (1) simple, containing one clause and predication:
    “John knows this country”;

    (2) multiple or compound, containing two or more coordinate clauses:

    “John has been here before, and he knows this country”;
    (3) complex, containing one or more main clauses and one or more subordinate /dependent clauses:

    “John, who has been here before, knows this country”

    “Because he has been here before, John knows this country.”

    Words like if, when, because, since, although, and many more, of course , are subordinating conjunctions which introduce subordinate/dependent clauses.

    Subordinate clauses are dependent on the main clause in some way and do not normally stand alone.

    Hope this helps

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