Types of Clauses

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Types of Clauses by Mind Map: Types of Clauses

1. Subordinate Clause

1.1. Cannot stand alone as a sentence.

1.2. Has a subject and a predicate.

2. Adverb Clause

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

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

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

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

3. Noun Clause

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

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

4. Main Clause

4.1. Has a subject and verb.

4.2. Can stand alone as a sentence.

5. Adjective Clause

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

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

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

5.3.1. An

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

5.4.1. New node

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

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