A clause is a group of words that contains a verb. Two of the most important clause types are main clauses and subordinate clauses.
A main clause can make sense on its own, because it will have a subject and a verb and will express a full thought.
We went for a game of tennis.
A main clause is grammatically very similar to a simple sentence.
A subordinate clause doesn’t make sense on its own, because it needs more information.
after we had lunch
A subordinate clause will often start with a subordinating conjunction. It needs to be attached to a main clause to help it make sense.
Remember, we can vary where we place clauses in a sentence.
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