Can your little detective find the subordinate clause in each of the sentences?
In grammar a clause is a group of words that contains a subject and verb. All sentences are clauses, but not all clauses are sentences. This is because some clauses are independent, which means they can stand alone as a complete thought. These are the ones that may be a sentence. There are also dependent clauses, which do not express a complete thought and are not sentences. You may view each of the worksheets below by clicking on the title. They are free for home use or classroom use.
Helpful Clause Definitions and Examples
Printable Clause Worksheet Activities
May we introduce your student to introductory clauses?
Your student will identify the adverb clauses in this worksheet.
Time to identify the clause: independent or dependent?
Here’s a worksheet on finding the function of a noun phrase in a sentence!
This worksheet is on the go with a field trip to the transportation museum!
This progressive story is a fun way to work with relative clauses.
In this worksheet your student will use relative, or adjective, clauses to combine sentences.
Here your student will change one sentence into two by eliminating the relative clause.
Your student will identify which relative clauses are restrictive and which are non-restrictive in this worksheet.
Time to identify the relative clause and the noun it modifies!
Let’s write some sentences using noun phrases!
In this worksheet your student will add dependent clauses to add interest.
These dependent clauses are looking for an independent clause!
Here is some practice on using colons with explanations.
Conjunctive adverbs can work like a conjunction when they connect independent clauses.
Let’s substitute a semicolon for a coordinating conjunction!
Your student is asked to name the function of the dependent clause in this worksheet.