|Coordinating Independent Clauses|
|Method 1 Semicolon||Independent clause||;|
|Method 2 Comma and coordinating conjunction||Independent clause||, for , and , nor , but , or , yet , so|
Here are examples of two independent clauses joined together in one sentence by a comma and a coordinating conjunction: The beach is a lot of fun, yet the mountains are better. A group of us went to the movie, and we agreed it was enjoyable. I went to the store, but I forgot to bring my shopping list.... see details ›
Join independent clauses to other independent clauses with coordinating conjunctions (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) or semicolons.... continue reading ›
Two or more independent clauses can be connected together in a single sentence. Sentences that contain two or more independent clauses and no dependent clauses are called compound sentences. Sentence: A sentence is a group of words that contains at least one independent clause.... see details ›
(Compound sentences are sentences that have two (or three) independent clauses which are joined by one of the following conjunctions: for, nor, yet, so, and, but, or. The comma always appears just before the conjunction.... see details ›
- Subject + verb (predicate). = complete thought (IC)
- I eat bananas. = complete thought (IC)
- Sharon speaks loudly. = complete thought (IC)
- These boys are always sleeping. (The subject is 'boys' whereas the verb is 'sleeping'.)
- My sister loves cold drinks. (The subject is 'sister' and the verb is 'loves'.)
- I read the book. (The 'I' represents the subject whereas the verb is 'read'.)
Clauses can be divided into two kinds: dependent and independent. A dependent clause contains a subject and verb, but cannot stand on its own as a complete sentence; an independent clause includes a subject and a verb, and expresses a complete thought.... read more ›
An independent clause is a group of words that contains a subject and verb and expresses a complete thought. An independent clause is a sentence. Jim studied in the Sweet Shop for his chemistry quiz. A dependent clause is a group of words that contains a subject and verb but does not express a complete thought.... view details ›
A dependent clause is combined with an independent clause to make a longer sentence. Examples: When Ronnie gets here, let's start the music. If Denise comes to class late, I'll tell her the assignment. The battery which I bought last weekend is defective.... view details ›
A dependent clause is combined with an independent clause to make a longer sentence. Examples: When Ronnie gets here, let's start the music. If Denise comes to class late, I'll tell her the assignment. The battery which I bought last weekend is defective.... continue reading ›
Commas are used to separate two independent clauses. An independent clause can stand on its own as a sentence. They usually occur with coordinating conjunctions and, but, for, or, nor, so, yet.... view details ›
- A compound sentence has two independent clauses. An independent clause is a part of a sentence that can stand alone because it contains a subject and a verb and expresses a complete thought.... see details ›
Examples of Dependent Clauses
- When the president arrives.
- Because I can't wait for the bus.
- As if he knew what was going to happen.
- Than his sister can.
- If you can work on Sundays.
- Until the sun sets.
- While flowers continue to bloom.
- Whenever you come to visit.