One independent (main) clause and one or more
dependent (subordinate) clause.
Some areas become deforested because people need wood for
Because people need wood for fuel, they cut down trees that
have grown for many years.
There are TWO
dependent clauses in this
sentence, can you spot
Has more than one independent (main) clause and at least
one dependent (subordinate) clause
Campers need fuel for cooking, but they should use stoves
that require no wood.
Using a whiteboard and a marker, identify the dependent
clause in each sentence. If a sentence has no dependent
clause, write NONE.
Since the world’s supply of wood is limited, environmentalists
encourage conservation of timber resources.
The United States government controls large areas of national
forest and sets the policy for use of the timber.
Many states have set aside land for state forests, which may
also be used for recreation.
People’s ideas about forest conservation differ, and
opposing groups present arguments that deserve serious
Because opinions on the subject are so different, no simple
Working in pairs, write the dependent clause that appears
in each of the following sentences . Then write complex or
compound-complex to identify each sentence.
Energy conservation has become extremely important
because millions of energy consuming devices are in use
When builders construct new homes, they should install
solar panels and other passive solar devices and as many
energy-saving appliances as possible.
Although energy-efficient appliances cost more, their use
results in long-term savings for the owner, and the
environment benefits, too.
Because legislators have enacted certain laws, all new cars
must be energy efficient.
When cars use less gas, the air is cleaner, and people may
have less trouble breathing.
Though sulfur pollution is a threat to human health, it also
damages lakes, wildlife, and buildings.
Although water power can generate electricity,
hydroelectric dams may cause floods on farmland, in
forests, and in wildlife areas.
We must always find ways of producing more goods, but
at the same time we must reduce the amount of energy
that we consume in producing those goods.
Conservation and solar power are the keys to a safe future,
so we must cautiously use the devises that cool, heat, and
Complete exercise 9 on
pg. 544. Due