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Unformatted text preview: Anannya Dasgupta Basic Composition/ Fall 2010 Clauses 1 A sentence is a basic unit of writing and it is important that we get our sentences right. A sentence can be a single clause , or it can be made of several clauses. An independent clause is the simplest kind of sentence. Every sentence must contain at least one independent clause . A clause is a group of words built around a verb. Every independent clause has a subject and a tensed verb . • Vitaliy jokes. • Islam questions. • Khusbu wondered. The subject of the verb can be explicit or implicit . Often when I speak in class I make the subject of my sentences implicit: • Bring grammar books. • Don’t sleep in class. • Pay attention. In your writing you will mostly use independent clauses with explicit subjects . Independent clauses are often not enough to convey more complex ideas that involve giving causes, conditions or consequences. We often take the help of dependent clauses to add more information to the independent clause. Dependent clauses are also called to add more information to the independent clause....
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