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Pick out the subordinate clauses in the following sentences and say what kind of clause each is: 

1. I think that it would rain.

2. Tell me why you did this. 

3. He comes to me whenever he gets time. 

4. I was glad to know that he had won the first prize. 

5. What you say is totally wrong.

6. I am not sure what I have to do.

7. Do you know who he is?

8. He did not attend the meeting because he was not well.

 

Answers:

1. I think that it would rain.
 Ans.
that it would rain — Noun Clause

2. Tell me why you did this.
Ans. why you did this — Noun Clause

3. He comes to me whenever he gets time.
Ans. whenever he gets time — Adverbial Clause

4. I was glad to know that he had won the first prize.
Ans. that he had won the first prize — Noun Clause

5. What you say is totally wrong.
Ans. What you say — Noun Clause

6. I am not sure what I have to do.
Ans. what I have to do — Noun Clause

7. Do you know who he is?
Ans. who he is? — Noun Clause

8. He did not attend the meeting because he was not well.
Ans. because he was not well — Adverbial Clause

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1. What are independent clauses?
Ans. An independent clause is a type of clause that can stand alone as a sentence. It has a subject and a predicate and can express a complete thought.
2. What is a dependent clause?
Ans. A dependent clause is a type of clause that cannot stand alone as a sentence. It has a subject and a predicate but does not express a complete thought and depends on an independent clause to complete its meaning.
3. What is a relative clause?
Ans. A relative clause is a type of dependent clause that functions as an adjective to modify a noun or pronoun. It begins with a relative pronoun like "who," "whom," "whose," "that," or "which."
4. How do you identify a subordinate clause?
Ans. A subordinate clause is a type of dependent clause that begins with a subordinating conjunction like "because," "although," "if," "since," etc. It cannot stand alone as a sentence and depends on an independent clause to complete its meaning.
5. What is a coordinating conjunction?
Ans. A coordinating conjunction is a word that connects two or more independent clauses or other sentence elements of equal rank. Examples include "and," "or," "but," "nor," "for," and "yet."
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