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Clauses

A group of words which forms part of a sentence and has a verb is called Clause.

A clause :
➤ containing a subject and predicate.
➤ contains only one subject and one verb.

Example :
➥ I eat the mongo, while I was travelling to Pune.
➥ Bhavi told me that her uncle lived in Bengaluru.

➽ There are two types of clauses.
1] Principal/ Independent clause
2] Subordinate clause


1] Principal/ Independent/ Main clause :
A clause stand by itself independently in the sentence to make it meaningful is called Principal/ Independent clause.

➤ Two independent clauses can be connected by the words : but, and, when, for, so, or, yet etc.

Examples :
She tried her best, but not reach there.
I went to Mumbai and visited to Nariman Point.
He received the box, when he complete his work.


2] Subordinate/ Dependent clause :
A clause that cannot stand by itself independently in the sentence to make it meaningful is called Subordinate/ Dependent clause.

➤ Dependent clauses help to the independent clauses to complete the sentence.
➤ In each dependent clause sentence, the first word is a subordinator, which contains noun or relative pronouns or subordinating conjunctions clause markers.

Example :
If you work hard, you will succeed.
--- First part is - Subordinate Clause and
--- Second part is Dependent Clause.

If you don't write, I won't leave you.
--- First part is - Subordinate Clause and
--- Second part is Dependent Clause.

Vijay bought a car, which was too good.
--- First part is - Dependent Clause and
--- Second part is - Subordinate Clause.

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Types of Clause Quiz

-: A Short Quiz :-

Let's check with this short quiz, what you understand.

➤ Choose the types of clause :

A] Choose the Principal clause.
1] We cannot work, if it continues to rain.
We cannot work
if it continues to rain

2] They are travelling by air, so that they will save time.
so that they will save time
They are travelling by air

3] The girl, who is tall, is Pritesh sister.
is Pritesh sister.
The girl, who is tall

A] Choose the Subordinate clause.
4] Unless you wash your hand, I will not give you lunch.
Unless you wash your hand
I will not give you lunch

5] If you work hard, you will get success.
you will get success
If you work hard

6] When teacher came in, no one talk again.
no one talk again
When teacher came in



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