Fun with Clauses 3

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. what Liam gave Samrita for her birthday
2. Josephine’s husband took her to the spa
3. don’t forget your umbrella
4. because of the storm we stayed in and played cards
5. when did you plant your geraniums
6. when you planted your geraniums
7. that had been prepared the night before