Category : 8th Class
Clauses are of three kinds.
(i) Principal Clause
(ii) Coordinate Clause
(iii) Sulpordinate Clause
A clause which does not depend on any other clause is called a Principle Clause.
In the above given sentences, 'l am not aware' and 'don't interrupt' are Principal
Clauses as they make a complete sense. We should remember one thing that a
Principal Clause doesn't start with a connective.
This clause is totally independent as it does not depend on any clause for its meaning. These are simple sentences which are joined together with coordinate conjunctions. But it becomes a helper after which this clause comes.
In this sentence, 'Steve will go' and 'Cyrus will come' are two independent Clauses but the first one is called a Principal Clause and the second one is called a
Coordinate Clause connected by 'and'
This clause is not independent as it does not make complete sense on its own. It is dependent on Principal Clause to express its meaning.
In the above given sentence, the clause 'why she came so late' is unable to make a complete sense, thus it is a Subordinate Clause.
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