English in Use/Clauses

Clause can be defined as a group of words that carries a finite verb but do not act as a sentence. It acts like a part of a sentence that can not express its meaning without being depended on the other part. as in 'Rahul,who lives in London, is my friend. In the above sentence 'who lives in London' is the part that has to be depended on the part "Rahul is my friend' to expresses its proper meaning. Clauses can be divided into two parts;

  1. Principal Clause
  2. Sub-ordinate Clause

Sub-Ordinate Clauses are divided into three parts:

  1. Noun Clause
  2. Adjective Clause
  3. Adverb Clause