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Understanding Clauses, the Building Blocks of a Sentence

Posted by Phil Jamieson   Aug 24, 2017 7:30:00 AM

It’s highly unlikely your boss or coworker will ever ask you to identify the subject or verb in a sentence you wrote in an email. And colleagues will never ask you to verify that all pronouns in a sentence you wrote are agreeing with their proper antecedents. Well, at least not in most professions. This isn’t surprising, but makes it easy to see why we forget about what clauses are and why their structures are important in our daily writing.

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Topics: nonrestrictive clauses, clauses, restrictive clauses, main clauses, conditional clauses, relative clauses, noun clauses

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