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					         Subordinate
           Clauses




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          What is a simple
            sentence?


    A simple sentence
    has one main clause.
                       The dog growled
                       at the cat.



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       What is a complex
          sentence?

A complex sentence contains
a main clause and a
subordinate clause. The
subordinate clause gives us
some extra information but
could not be a sentence on its
own.
               The dog, which was
               brown, growled at
               the cat.
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             Subordinate
               Clauses
 The subordinate clause
 does not have to be in the
 middle of the sentence.

                When I grow up, I
                want to be a vet.

                The children always
                work hard, especially
                in literacy.

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              What are the
          subordinate clauses
          in these sentences?


                       The teacher, who
                       is always happy,
                       thinks her class
                       are wonderful.

                       As he was tired,
                       Mr. Patel had an
                       afternoon sleep.

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