Fun with Clauses 1

In the following questions, the word groups all contain a subject and a verb and are therefore clauses. But clauses are not all alike! Some are independent—they can stand alone as a complete sentence. And some are dependent—they can't stand alone; they need an independent clause to support them. See if you can identify what kind of clause each word group is.

1. at first sight, Line fell in love with the kitten
2. which immediately snuggled up to her
3. before it is too late
4. before leaving, put on your jacket
5. for dinner, Riccardo prepared veal osso bucco from an old family recipe
6. that had been passed down in his family for generations
7. which one do you want