By Daily Grammar
Instructions: The following sentences are made up of two independent clauses with one or more dependent clauses. You are to identify the clauses telling what kind each is. The choices are independent clause, noun clause, adjective clause, or adverb clause.
1. Since we had gone only a mile from camp, we could return before dark, and we would not become lost.
2. After the tornado had hit, my house was gone, but my neighbor’s house was not touched.
3. Mary heard the frightening noise again, and the sound was one that would frighten the bravest of people.
4. The route can be changed, but I know several people who will not like the change.
5. Dr. Mathews did what could be done, but it simply was not enough to save his life.
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1. Since we had gone only a mile from camp = adverb clause, we could return before dark = independent clause, we would not become lost = independent clause
2. After the tornado had hit = adverb clause, my house was gone = independent clause, my neighbor’s house was not touched = independent clause
3. Mary heard the frightening noise again = independent clause, the sound was one = independent clause, that would frighten the bravest of people = adjective clause
4. The route can be changed = independent clause, I know several people = independent clause, who will not like the change = adjective clause
5. Dr. Mathews did = independent clause, what could be done = noun clause, it simply was not enough to save his life = independent clause
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