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Building Clauses

A clause is a collection of grammatically-related words including a predicate and a subject (though sometimes is the subject is implied). A collection of grammatically-related words without a subject or without a predicate is called a phrase.
Recognising Clauses
Consider these examples:
Using Clauses as Nouns, Adjectives, and Adverbs
If a clause can stand alone as a sentence, it is an independent clause, as in the following example:

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