5 Examples of Dependent Clauses

5 Examples of Dependent Clauses!

What is a Dependent Clause?

A dependent clause is a group of words that contains a subject and a verb but does not express a complete thought and therefore cannot stand alone as a sentence. It depends on the presence of an independent clause to make sense and form a complete sentence.

Dependent clauses are also called subordinate clauses because they are subordinate to the main or independent clause in a sentence.

Examples of dependent clauses include “because he was tired,” “who lives next door,” and “if I had known.”

Did you know that a dependent clause can add suspense, mystery, or surprise to a story? It can also create doubt, irony, or humor.

5 Examples of Dependent Clauses in Sentences

Below are examples of dependent clauses:

  1. Although it was raining, we decided to go for a walk.
  2. She’ll visit the museum if she has enough time.
  3. While I was cooking dinner, the phone rang.
  4. The dog barked since it heard a noise outside.
  5. Because she studied hard, she passed the exam with flying colors.

5 examples of dependent clauses