Clause Test Notes
Part 1: Subordinate and Independent Clauses
Sentence Type 1: Subordinate Clause, Independent Clause.
Sentence Type 2: Independent Clause Subordinate Clause. (no comma)
Sentence Type 3: Independent Clause, conjunction Subordinate Clause.
Conjunctions: and, but, or, nor, so, for, yet
Part 2: Noun, Adjective, Adverb Clauses
Replace the clause with “someone” or “something” = Noun Clause
Is the clause telling why, how, or when something happened? = Adverb Clause
Is the clause telling which kind or which one? (Describing a noun in the sentence) = Adjective Clause
Part 3: Sentence, Fragment, or Run On
Sentence must have an independent clause
Fragment has no independent clause
Run On has 2 or more independent clauses grouped together without a conjunction