Questions tagged with clauses

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Nouns followed by a gerund and not an infinitive
Hello everyone, In my book of C1 I've come across this: "My ambition is to become a teacher" (OK. I ...
gerund Infinitive nouns Clauses +1 vote, edited Jan 31 by Desp
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Seemingly incomplete sentences
Dear Grammarly Staff/Community, I'm an English teacher who spends a lot of time preparing high school students for the ACT ...
Clauses independent dependent relative verbless +3 votes, asked Jan 22 by johndjohnson25@gmail.com
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Comment Relative Clause
I read a book while I was waiting at the airport, which was very boring. The most likely meaning of ...
Comments relative Clauses 0 votes, asked Nov 15 '15 by hyat
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Do rules for punctuating lists trump rules for punctuating independent clauses?
Hello, all. In cases where there is a list of three or more closely related independent clauses, do commas become ...
lists comma independent Clauses 0 votes, edited Oct 28 '15 by Joseph
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Punctuating with Imperatives
Hello all, Could someone help with this problem I have come across with regards to imperatives and independent clauses? Is ...
commaplacement Clauses Imperative independent +1 vote, asked Oct 23 '15 by Joseph
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Adverbial clause of purpose. Please help to make it clear!
Dear Teachers, Could you please clarify to me if the following sentence is grammatically correct or not and why? I ...
adverbial Clauses +1 vote, asked Oct 16 '15 by Olga olga.n.blaova@outlook.com
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Examples where a dependent clause following an independent clause needs a comma.
Hello all, So I've been reading up on the use of clauses and have come across something that I don't ...
commaplacement comma dependent independent Clauses 0 votes, asked Oct 14 '15 by Joseph
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Don't understand the use of a comma before 'so'.
I'm getting confused with the use of commas in general, but especially with the using of them before coordinate conjunctions. ...
commaplacement comma Clauses coordinate conj +1 vote, asked Oct 09 '15 by Joseph
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Comma Splice, Independent Clauses, and Connectors
Are the following sentences incorrect or correct? According to the answer guide in the textbook that I'm using they are....I'm ...
independent Clauses semicolons commasplice fanboys 0 votes, asked Sep 01 '15 by Danica
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Use of commas with "given" and "as"
When should you use a comma with "given" (or "given that") and "as"? I know "as" is generally categorized as ...
given as commaplacement Subordinate Clauses 0 votes, asked Jul 20 '15 by Desiree Crossley
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Comma usage with dependent clauses
Hi all, I am confused about comma usage in these two sentences. 1.) "What I like best about my career ...
comma nonessential dependent Clauses +1 vote, edited Sep 30 '15 by sarah kay
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Identifying Phrases and Clauses
I am trying to identify all of the clauses and phrases in the letter from the movie, Breakfast Club, that ...
phrases Clauses 0 votes, asked Apr 21 '15 by SciFiJunky
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Commas Following the Main Clause.
Can somebody please explain to me where it is appropriate to separate a dependent clause off with a comma when ...
commas Subordinate Clauses +1 vote, asked Apr 11 '15 by Sean
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Comma before "with" and dependent clause
In the following sentence, should there be a comma before "with"? I think that a comma is unnecessary since the ...
commas Clauses punctuation with conjunctions 0 votes, edited Mar 25 '15 by Meggie
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conjunction clauses subordinate vs coordinate
Independent Music and singing are major parts of my life, and my favorite genre is rock. Painting anything is enjoyable ...
Clauses conjunctions Subordinate coordinate 0 votes, asked Feb 28 '15 by Melody Manson
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Can second clause of two Independent clauses have an implied I?
Hello, Is the second clause in the sentence below an independent clause with an implied "I"? Thanks, Steve I swam ...
Clauses independent comma 0 votes, asked Dec 01 '14 by Steve
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