Take grammar lessons to the next level by introducing your class to Independent and Dependent Clauses worksheets.

When you have a group of words that form their own sentence, all by themselves, we call this an independent clause. That means that, first and foremost, it is a complete thought and that it has both a subject and a verb. If it lacks a complete thought, but still has a subject and a verb we call it a dependent clause. These worksheets from Easy Teacher encourage students to write multiple sentences at one time that use both types of clauses. By defining how dependent clauses typically connect with one or more independent clauses to form sentences, you have the right grammar tool to make your kids literary stars long before they reach high school.

As an English teacher motivated by giving students the tools they need to become highly literate, you understand the importance dependent and independent clauses within different sentences.

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Printable Independent and Dependent Clauses Worksheets

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Find That Part

Underline the independent clause in each sentence.

Find the Dependent

You are looking for sentences, really groups of words, that lack a complete thought.

Developing Sentences with Dependent Clauses

You are given some thoughtless, literally, sentences. Put some thought into them and rewrite them.

Independent or Dependent?

Read each group of words. If it is an independent clause, write independent on the line. It if is a dependent clause, add an independent clause to create a complete sentence.

Practice More Worksheet

Underline the subordinate clause in each sentence.

Clause Me

Add an independent clause to each dependent clause to create complete sentences.

Is it an Independent Clause?

Read each group of words. If it is an independent clause, write independent on the line. It if is a dependent clause, add an independent clause to create a complete sentence.

Restrictive and Non-Restrictive Clauses

Underline the dependent clause in each sentence. Write R if the clause is restrictive; write N if the clause is non-restrictive. Punctuate if necessary.

What Kind of Clause Is It?

Determine whether each set of words is an independent clause or a dependent clause. Write I or D on the line. Then add an independent or dependent clause to each set of words to complete or expand the sentence.

Independent Clauses

Connect each of the following sentences to a related, independent clause. Use and, or, but or yet.

Adverbial Clauses

An adverbial clause is a dependent clause that modifies a verb. Find the adverbial clause in each sentence. Write the word it modifies on the short line and the clause on the longer line.

Clauses Worksheet

Underline the independent clause in each sentence.

Writing with Dependent Clauses

Use each subordinate conjunction in a sentence that contains a dependent clause.

Identifying Clauses

Underline the independent clause in each sentence. Circle the dependent clause.

Make It More Independent

Complete each sentence by adding an independent clause.