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:
- Although it was raining, we decided to go for a walk.
- She’ll visit the museum if she has enough time.
- While I was cooking dinner, the phone rang.
- The dog barked since it heard a noise outside.
- Because she studied hard, she passed the exam with flying colors.
Last updated on April 14th, 2023 at 10:26 am