Grama Essay

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Independent Clause vs. Subordinate Clause Independent Clause An independent clause is a clause that can stand on their own as sentences. Subordinate Clause A subordinate clause is a clause that is always dependent upon an independent clause to form a sentence. It also always begins with either a subordinating conjunction or a relative pronoun. Below is a list of the subordinating conjuctions and relative pronouns. Subordinating Conjunctions * after * although * as * as if * as long as * as soon as * as though * because * before * even though * in * in order that * once * provided that * since * so that * than * though * unless * until * whenever * while * *when * *where *where and when may also begin adjective or noun subordinate clauses Relative Pronouns * that * whom * whomever * how * why * which * whose * what * whichever * whether * who * whoever Prepositional Phrase Prepositional Phrase A prepositional phrase is a phrase that begins with a preposition and ends with a noun or pronoun, the object of the preposition . A preposition is a word that connects the noun or pronoun that follows it to some other word in the clause or sentence. All prepositions function as modifiers (adjectives or adverbs). Below is a list of some prepositions. * aboard * about * above * across * after * against * along * among * as * at * before * behind * below * beneath * beside * between * but(except) * by * concerning * down * during * for * form * in * inside * into * like * near * of * off * on * onto * out * outside

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