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. We enlarged our house, and after we had finished the work, we moved to Hawaii and never returned.
2. The vacation should be restful, but many people take vacations that are never restful.
3. James said that will be enough, and everyone agreed.
4. Dad went fishing, but Mom stayed home because she wanted to be there when Terri arrived.
5. Although the children were running everywhere, closer observation indicated that they were playing a game, and they had created it themselves.
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1. We enlarged our house = independent clause, after we had finished the work = adverb clause, we moved to Hawaii and never returned = independent clause
2. The vacation should be restful = independent clause, many people take vacations = independent clause, that are never restful = adjective clause
3. James said = independent clause, that will be enough = noun clause, everyone agreed = independent clause
4. Dad went fishing = independent clause, Mom stayed home = independent clause, because she wanted to be there = adverb clause, when Terri arrived = adverb clause
5. Although the children were running everywhere = adverb clause, closer observation indicated = independent clause, that they were playing a game = noun clause, they had created it themselves = independent clause
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