(absolute) REALIZATION EXAMPLES PERCENTAGE INDEP DEP INDEP DEP PRONOMINAL 257 173 25.7% 17.3% NOMINAL 429 58 42.9% 5.8% ADJECTIVAL 1 0 0.1% 0% ADVERBIAL 1 0 0.1% 0% PREPOSITIONAL0 0 0% 0% NON-FINITE CLAUSE SUBJECT -- 1 -- 0.1% SIMPLE SUBJECT TOTAL 688 232 68.8% 23.2% COMPLEX SUBJECT 29 8 2.9% 0.8% DUMMY SUBJECT 32 3 3.2% 0.3% CLAUSAL SUBJECT 7 1 0.7% 0.1% OTHER REALIZATIONS TOTAL 68 12 6.8% 1.2% TOTAL 756 244 75.6% 24.4% Table 3: Independent vs.
That is, it is possible for dependent clauses
to be subjects, objects/complements or adjuncts as highlighted in sentences (5) to (7) below.
By kindergarten, children who can hear, are able to comfortably interact with questions, negative statements, dependent clauses
, compound sentences, and a great variety of other linguistic constructions.
Connectives are used to clarify and compare and there is a range of examples of different sentence structures including exclamations, short two word impact sentences, compound sentences, complex sentences that use independent and dependent clauses
, and adverbial and adjectival phrases.
In contrast to other dependent clauses
, the relative clause refers to a noun antecedent, not a verb.
Grammatically complex language has dependent clauses
and would be mid-way along this continuum which extends from grammatically intricate everyday conversation with independent clauses to dense formal academic written language.
Finally, we may choose to join two or three shorter sentences in a series of connected independent and dependent clauses
called a compound-complex sentence, as in this example:
** The Livonian oblique mood is often found in various types of dependent clauses
and in direct questions, which is not the case in Estonian.
The grammar section begins with exercises and activities for identifying subjects, verbs, phrases, and clauses, then covers independent and dependent clauses
, sentence types, and identifying and fixing sentence fragments, comma splices, and run-ons.
In Cheyenne, relative clauses are also considered examples of dependent clauses
. These dependent or subordinate clauses are always preceded by a special prefix that indicates the mode, just like in the rest of the dependent clauses
in the Conjunct Order.
The Precessive mood forms temporal adverbial clauses, setting off dependent clauses
with the meaning 'before'.
Subordinate conjunctions like because introduce dependent clauses
that stay dependent.