Students review independent and dependent clauses and apply their knowledge to the identification of sentence structures as simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex. Adjective and adverb clauses are introduced, with a focus on identifying introductory words such as subordinating conjunctions, relative adverbs, and relative pronouns. 

What you can expect to learn

  • Distinguish between an independent and a dependent clause. 
  • Classify a sentence as simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex. 
  • Recognize an adjective clause as well as the relative pronoun or relative adverb that introduces it. 
  • Recognize an adverb clause as well as the subordinating conjunction that introduces it. 
Activity List
  • Using Independent and Dependent Clauses
  • Adjective Clauses
  • Adverb Clauses