Clause Worksheets

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

What is an Independent Clause?
What is a Dependent Clause?
What is an Adjective Clause?
What is a Noun Clause?

Printable Clause Worksheet Activities

Find the Subordinate Clause

Can your little detective find the subordinate clause in each of the sentences?

Adverb Clauses in Sentences

Your student will identify the adverb clauses in this worksheet.

Noun Clauses: Acting as a Noun

Here’s a worksheet on finding the function of a noun phrase in a sentence!

Progressive Story: Adverb Clauses

This worksheet is on the go with a field trip to the transportation museum!

Relative Clauses: Breaking Apart

Here your student will change one sentence into two by eliminating the relative clause.

Writing with Noun Clauses

Let’s write some sentences using noun phrases!

Colons Used With Explanations

Here is some practice on using colons with explanations.

What Kind of Dependent Clause Is It?

Your student is asked to name the function of the dependent clause in this worksheet.