English Grammar Lessons
Clause - Glossary of Terms
A clause is a group of words that includes a
subject and a verb.
A clause can express a
complete thought. A clause usually forms part of a sentence.
eats last thing at night
Although this is a sentence in its own right (known as an "independent
clause"), a clause can also represent just part of a sentence.
hardest to gain weight, Tara always eats last thing at night. (Here,
the same words are not a complete sentence.)
When a clause does not convey a complete thought, it is known as a
Trying her hardest to gain weight...
has eaten her tea...
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