The main clause

A verb expresses an action — like jump, bark, or study — and the subject is the who or what that does the verb.

If a sentence does not have a main clause, it is fragment. 

One kind of fragment is the subordinate, or dependent, clause.

Need more practice identifying subjects and verbs? Complete the practice exercises in this video!

Main and Subordinate Clauses Quiz

Ready to test your knowledge of main clauses? Try the main and subordinate clauses quiz!


Main Clauses
Subordinate Clauses
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Comma Splices

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