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Independent and Dependent Clauses

Quiz by Jessica

Grade 8
English Language Arts
Common Core

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10 questions
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  • Q1
    Identify the section in capitals. FOSSILS HAVE BEEN FOUND wherever scientists have searched hard.
    Independent
    Dependent
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  • Q2
    A clause is:
    A group of words that contains both a subject and a verb. It can stand alone or with another clause.
    a word that is the action or state of being in the sentence
    expresses a complete thought.
    A group of words that has a subject and a conjunction.
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  • Q3
    Identify the section in capitals. IF YOU SEE RITA, please tell her to return my lunchbox that she borrowed last week
    Independent
    Dependent
    30s
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  • Q4
    Identify the dependent clause in the sentence. Someone forgot to water the roses even though there is a sign.
    someone forgot to water the roses
    there is a sign
    someone forgot to water
    even though there is a sign
    30s
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  • Q5
    Identify the independent clause in the sentence. Darryl looked after my dog while I was away.
    While I was away
    Darryl looked after my dog
    looked after my dog
    Darryl looked after
    30s
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  • Q6
    Identify the subordinating conjunction in the sentence. When my sister goes to college, I will get to move into her room.
    goes
    When
    When my sister
    I will get to move into her room
    30s
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  • Q7
    Identify the subordinating conjunction in the sentence. The teacher stood over my desk as I was writing the note to my friend.
    As I was writing
    As
    stood over my desk
    was writing
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  • Q8
    Identify the independent clause in the sentence. Once we finished our breakfast, we decided to walk around the city.
    finished our breakfast
    we decided to walk around the city
    Once we finished our breakfast
    Once
    30s
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  • Q9
    Identify the dependent clause in the sentence. Although he was exhausted, Tom cleaned the entire apartment and he cooked dinner for his mom.
    Tom cleaned the entire apartment and cooked dinner for his mom.
    Although
    and he cooked dinner for his mom
    Although he was exhausted
    30s
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  • Q10
    Identify the sentence below as a simple ( one independent clause) or complex ( independent and dependent) sentence. Jan and Jeff decided to walk to the grocery to find something to eat for dinner.
    Complex
    Simple
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