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Video Questions 1A:  Watch “Independent and Dependent Clauses”


  1. Read the Focus Questions (below) in advance to help you catch key information.
  2. Take notes while watching.
  3. Summarize and answer the questions when you finish.


Take notes as you watch:

Clause is a group or words that has a subject and a verb.

It has two kinds, Independent which is a complete thought that makes sense and dependent which needs more information to make sense.

Dependent clause depends on more information to be complete.

Subordinators are added at the beginning of the clauses which convert it from an independent to a dependent clause.

Summarize main ideas:

The tutorial is an introduction to two kinds of clauses i.e. independent and dependent clauses. It explains with examples the concept of the two kinds of clauses and how can an independent clause be converted to a dependent clause.





Focus Questions:

  1. Describe a clause.

It is a group of words that has a subject and verb team.


  1. Describe the difference between a dependent and independent clause.

Independent clause has a complete thought while dependent clause needs more information to make complete sense.


  1. As the video’s author suggests, please write three of your own simple sentences (independent clause), then add a subordinating clause to write the sentence. You should have a total of six (6) sentences.


Independent Clause: He saw a snake.

Dependent Clause with a Subordinator: Because he saw a snake,


Independent Clause: I am tired.

Dependent Clause with a Subordinator: because I am tired,


Independent Clause: He is energetic

Dependent Clause with a Subordinator: Though he is energetic,




Respond with your own thoughts, questions, connections, and conclusions:


It was a good tutorial to let me know about the different forms of clauses. I learned with easy example to differentiate between independent and dependent clause and who to make sentences that have a full thought or are dependent on other information to make a complete thought or sense.