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Dependent and Independent Clauses (Grade 7)

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Dependent and Independent Clauses

An independent clause expresses a complete thought and can stand by itself as a complete sentence.
  1. true
  2. false
A simple sentence is a single                                           .
A dependent clause that begins a sentence must be followed by a                 .
A dependent clause has a subject and a verb but does not                                                     .
Before the bell rang
This is an example of a(n)                  
  1. independent clause
  2. dependent clause
Which of the following is a dependent clause?
  1. If the weather is still nice
  2. That's the most spectacular view of all
  3. You'll want to take pictures
  4. You will reach the city of Asheville later
Amelia Earhart attempted to fly around the world in 1937.
This statement is an example of a(n):
  1. independent clause
  2. dependent clause
What is the DEPENDENT CLAUSE in the following sentence?

Although Bill was sick, he still went to work.
  1. Although
  2. he was still sick
  3. was sick
  4. Although Bill was sick
Identify the INDEPENDENT CLAUSE in the following sentence:

Until you eat your supper, there will be no dessert for you!
  1. Until you eat your supper
  2. There will be no dessert for you
  3. Until you eat
  4. No dessert for you.
Identify the DEPENDENT clause in the following sentence.

If I let a few days go by, I can usually calm myself down.
  1. If I let a few days go by
  2. I can usually calm myself down
  3. If I let
  4. Calm myself down
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