From the OWL at Purdue:
||(that, who, whom)*
||whose, of which
Introduction and General Usage in Defining Clauses
• Restrictive and nonrestrictive modifiers | ALL POSTS
Writing complex ideas about complex issues is not possible without a strong command of sentence structure. Reading complex ideas about complex issues is probably also not possible without an understanding of sentence structure.
Why and how we should teach grammar
February 5, 2012
Talking and writing are different.
This video is pretty fabulous—-
If you’re new to subordinate clauses, you’ll have to watch it a couple of times.
NOTE: SUBORDINATE CLAUSES are also called “DEPENDENT CLAUSES.”
Traditional grammars organize sentences into 4 categories:
- Simple sentence
- Compound sentence
- Complex sentence
- Compound-complex sentence
A complex sentence has just one independent clause and at least one dependent clause:
Rex barks when the postman comes.
Rex barks [INDEPENDENT CLAUSE] when the postman comes [DEPENDENT CLAUSE].
Rex [SUBJECT] barks [FINITE VERB]
when [DEPENDENT MARKER WORD] the postman [SUBJECT] comes [VERB]
• Richard Nordquist defines “clause“
• Identifying Independent and Dependent Clauses (OWL)
• Clauses (Richard Nordquist at about.com)
• The Main Clause (chompchomp)
• Dependent Clauses: Adverbial, Adjectival, Nominal (Towson)
• Clauses and Sentences (Internet Grammar of English)