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what are dependent and independent clauses?

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    Independent clauses can be sentences on their own or parts of longer sentences.

    Dependent clauses can only be parts of other sentences.

    Independent cl = We came home from the dance.

    Dependent cl = When we came home from the dance

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    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/clauses.htm

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    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/clauses.htm#dependent

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    thanks that really helped :D <3

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    You're welcome. =)

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    are you a teacher or a random student with that name?

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    I'm a retired English teacher -- high school and community college levels.

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    cool :P by the way, i was just curious.
    LOL

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