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5.3 Embedded Thoughts: Recognizing Dependent Clauses

Application 4
Instructions

For each sentence below, find the dependent clauses. In each space, write the dependent clause that plays the sentence role identified in red. Put an asterisk at the end of each dependent word.

Example: Although everybody complains about it, the subway still runs when the streets above are in gridlock.
First modifier: Although* everyone complains about it
Second modifier: when* the streets above are in gridlock

1. If I'm in a hurry, that's how I go places.
Modifier Clause:
Completer Clause:

2. Our subways are just noisier than the ones in Boston are because ours are older.
1st Modifier Clause:
2nd Modifier Clause:

3. Unless you object, I'll send Mark home on the subway after the party is over.
1st Modifier Clause:
2nd Modifier Clause:

4. Because he has spent so much time with me, he'll know where he should transfer to the other line.
Modifier Clause:
Completer Clause:

5. Whether he eats supper or not can be his choice since we'll have plenty of food.
Subject Clause:
Modifier Clause:

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