Independent (Main) & Dependent (Subordinate) Clauses
What is the difference between the two clauses?
Independent (Main) Clause
Independent clause is a clause that presents a complete thought, sentence, and consists of a subject and a predicate.
- They play football every day.
- The people in the room were delighted at the news.
- We will lose this match if Mike doesn't appear!
Dependent (Subordinate) Clause
Dependent/subordinate clause is a clause that does not present a complete thought or complete sentence, but consists of a subject and a predicate.
- They play.
- The people in the room.
- We will lose.