Types of Clauses

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Types of Clauses by Mind Map: Types of Clauses

1. Main Clause

1.1. Has a subject and verb.

1.2. Can stand alone as a sentence.

2. Subordinate Clause

2.1. Cannot stand alone as a sentence.

2.2. Has a subject and a predicate.

3. Adjective Clause

3.1. A suburdinate clause that modifies a noun or a pronoun.

3.2. Use relative pronouns such as: who, whom, whose, that, and which.

3.3. Relative pronoun may be dropped at the beginning of an adjective clause.

3.3.1. An

3.4. An adjective clause is sometimes needed to make the meaning of a sentence clear. That is called an essential clause.

3.4.1. New node

3.5. A nonessential clause is when an adjective is not absolutely needed in order to express the complete meaning of a sentence.

3.6. The relative pronoun that usually introduces an essential; the relative pronoun which introduces a nonessential clause.

4. Adverb Clause

4.1. An adverb clause is a subordinate clause that modifies a verb, an adjective or an adverb.

4.2. It tells when, where, how, why, to what extent, or under what condition.

4.3. An adverb can come either before a main clause or after it.

4.4. Sometimes words may be left out to avoid repetition and awkwardness.

5. Noun Clause

5.1. A noun clause is a subordinate clause used as a noun.

5.2. Words that can be used: how, that, what, whatever, when, where, which, whichever, who, whom, whoever, whose, and why.