18 February | 8th

Dependent Words –

List them

after

although

as

as if

before

because

since

once

so that

provided that

in order that

if

verbs –

1. action or existence

2. does not end in -ing

3. no “to” before it

 

house – nv

moving – nv

            I am moving  (-ing words function as a noun)

to love – nv

he answers the question correctly

CLAUSE = VERB + SUBJECT

SUBJECT = Who or What + Verb?

To determine  Clause:

1.     Start at BACK of group of words

2.     Look for VERB

a.     Underline VERB

3.     Ask Who/What + Verb?

a.     Answer = SUBJECT

4.     Circle SUBJECT

VERB + SUBJECT = Clause

 

the elephant dancing  nc        tomorrow sings c

baked a cake   nc                    the elf laughing nc

I am     c                                  building in Fortnite nc

someone is building in Fortnite  c     

before we leave          C - D                                    build in Fortnite nc

 

 

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