Independent and Dependent Clause Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: L.4.1

Core Standard

A clause is a pack of words that contains a verb. This is usually a component of sentence, which is a complete thought. Clauses by themselves are not complete thoughts. Sentences are a mixed bag of independent and dependent clauses. The independent clause can in some cases make up an entire sentence. Dependent clauses are used to spice up our language, but they do not have the ability to stand on their own. They are a group of words that when used effectively can make these more creative and enjoyable for the reader. This unique collection of worksheets really takes us through just about everything you can do with this topic including basic clause identification and more importantly re-writes. Understanding how to use these in your writing can really help improve your writing. This should help you become a more effective grammar ninja!









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