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    Sentence vs Clause

    What is the difference between sentence and clause?

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    Re: Sentence vs Clause

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    What is the difference between sentence and clause?
    A clause is a group of words containing a subject and a verb, but is not a complete sentence. However, a sentence containing only one clause is called a simple sentence.

    A sentence begins with a capital letter, ends with a full stop, and contains a main verb, subject and predicate. It also contains one or more clauses.
    e.g. I like you, and you like me.
    We would say that this sentence contains two clauses, rather than two sentences.
    A semi-colon (;) is used to connect two clauses. It can be used alone, or with words such as however, morover, therefore.
    e.g. She's not silly; she's my sister. I think; therefore, I am.
    Also try this useful link. This might help you.
    Clause and Sentence
    Hope this helps!
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    Re: Sentence vs Clause

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    A semi-colon (;) is used to connect two clauses. It can be used alone, or with words such as however, morover, therefore.
    I think it is probably more helpful to think of the semi-colon as joining two sentences, not clauses.

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