Students review independent and dependent clauses, and practice classifiying them as adjective clauses, adverb clauses, and noun clauses. The students' knowledge of clause structure is also applied to sentence structure as they review sentences as simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex. Serious errors in sentence structure, such as fragments, comma splices, and fused sentences, are also examined. 

What you can expect to learn

  • Differentiate between an independent and a dependent clause. 
  • Label dependent clauses as adjective clauses, adverb clauses, and noun clauses. 
  • Classify a sentence as either simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex. 
  • Recognize serious errors such as comma splices, fragments, and fused sentences. 
Activity List
  • Adjective and Adverb Clauses
  • Noun Clauses
  • Using Independent and Dependent Clauses
  • Avoiding Errors