Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Dependent and independent clauses

We have been learning all about independent and dependent clauses in complex sentences.
This complex sentence that I have written uses a dependent and independent clause. A dependent clause, needs extra detail so that it can complete the sentence, whereas an independent sentence could actually make a sentence on its own.

Here is my sentence:
I have highlighted the dependent clause yellow and the independent clause red.
While we were practicing swimming, Awathan nearly drowned.