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What is a dependent clause?

A dependent clause has both a subject and a verb, but it is incomplete because it needs something more to finish the idea.  Dependent clauses are always attached to a complete sentence/idea (also called an independent clause).  Dependent clauses add important information to sentences but are not necessary to make a complete sentence. (For a further explanation of dependent and independent clauses, see our lessons on run-on sentences and using commas.)  Take a look at these examples:  

Whose hair is as beautiful as the sun.  
Even though it snowed all day.  
Where Betty comes from.  

All of these sentences leave the reader wondering what the sentence is talking about.  The reader is completely confused.



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