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Clauses Practice Quiz (Grade 8)

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Clauses Practice Quiz

1. 
Is the clause below a dependent clause or an independent clause?

Before the bell rang.
  1. dependent clause
  2. independent clause
2. 
Is the clause below a dependent clause or an independent clause?

You'll want to take pictures.
  1. dependent clause
  2. independent clause
3. 
Is the clause below a dependent clause or an independent clause?

If the weather is still nice.
  1. dependent clause
  2. independent clause
4. 
What is the dependent clause in the sentence below?

You cannot play outside until you eat your supper.
  1. You cannot play outside
  2. until you eat your supper
  3. you eat your supper
  4. You cannot play outside until
5. 
What is the independent clause in the following sentence?

Because the gate is not locked, anyone can walk into the yard.
  1. Because the gate is not locked
  2. the gate is not locked
  3. anyone can walk into the yard
  4. into the yard
6. 
What is the independent clause in the sentence below?

Before I go to bed, I always brush my teeth.
  1. Before I go
  2. I go to bed
  3. I always brush my teeth
  4. always brush my teeth
7. 
Identify the adjective clause in the sentence below.

This is the film that won the Academy Award for best picture.
  1. This is the film
  2. This is the film that won
  3. that won the Academy Award for best picture
  4. for best picture
8. 
Identify the adjective clause in the sentence below.

The contestant who won the jackpot retired to Miami, Florida.
  1. The contestant who won the jackpot retired
  2. who won the jackpot
  3. The contestant retired to Miami, Florida
9. 
Identify the noun that the adjective clause is modifying in the sentence below.

The contestant who won the jackpot retired to Miami, Florida.
  1. The contestant
  2. the jackpot
  3. Miami, Florida
  4. who
  5. won
10. 
Identify the adjective clause in the sentence below.

My sister, who is the captain of the tennis team, sprained her ankle.
  1. My sister sprained her ankle
  2. sprained her ankle
  3. who is the captain of the tennis team
  4. of the tennis team
11. 
Is the adjective clause in the sentence below essential or nonessential?

My sister, who is the captain of the tennis team, sprained her ankle.
  1. essential
  2. nonessential
12. 
Identify the adverb clause in the sentence below.

Marta and Lisa walked home once they heard the thunder.
  1. Marta and Lisa walked
  2. Marta and Lisa walked home
  3. once they heard the thunder
  4. they heard the thunder
13. 
Identify the adverb clause in the sentence below.

After soccer practice ended, Janice walked to the library to study because she had a test the next day.
  1. After soccer practice ended
  2. Janice walked to the library
  3. to study because she had a test the next day
  4. because she had a test the next day
14. 
Identify the independent clause in the sentence below.

Because Marcel left his wallet on the bus, he could not pay for a movie ticket.
  1. Because Marcel left his wallet on the bus
  2. Marcel left his wallet on the bus
  3. he could not pay for a movie ticket
  4. for a movie ticket
15. 
Identify the independent clause in the sentence below.

I gasped when I saw the ghost in the room.
  1. I gasped
  2. I gasped when
  3. I saw the ghost in the room
  4. when I saw the ghost in the room

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