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Dependent Clauses Quiz


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Read the following sentence:

You should visit the monument before you leave town.

Choose which part of the sentence is the DEPENDENT clause.

A. You should visit the monument

B. before you leave town.


Read the following sentence:

Farah was listening to music while she did her homework.

Choose which part of the sentence is the DEPENDENT clause.

A. Farah was listening to music

B. while she did her homework.


Identify the dependent clause in the following sentence. Unless it starts raining again, the game will be played as scheduled.

A. Unless it starts raining again

B. The game will be played as scheduled


Identify the dependent clause in the following sentence. If the game isn’t played today, it will be held next Saturday.

A. It will be held next Saturday

B. If the game isn’t played today


Identify the dependent clause in the following sentence. While mom makes dinner, I’ll do my homework.

A. While mom makes dinner

B. I’ll do my homework


Identify the dependent clause in the following sentence. After my dad gets home, we will go to the game.

A. After my dad gets home

B. We will go to the game


Read the following sentence:

Because the storm knocked out the power, school will be canceled on Thursday.

Choose which part of the sentence is the DEPENDENT clause.

A. Because the storm knocked out the power,

B. school will be canceled on Thursday.


Identify the dependent clause in the following sentence. When we got to the ballpark, the teams were already on the field.

A. When we got to the ballpark

B. The teams were already on the field.


Read the following sentence:

Because I played video games all weekend, I never found time to do my homework.

Choose which part of the sentence is the DEPENDENT clause.

A. Because I played video games all weekend,

B. I never found time to do my homework.


Read the following sentence:

If Denise comes to class late, I’ll tell her the assignment.

Choose which part of the sentence is the DEPENDENT clause.

A. If Denise comes to class late,

B. I’ll tell her the assignment.


Read the following sentence:

Although I don’t remember his name, I’m sure that man is a famous actor.

Choose which part of the sentence is the DEPENDENT clause.

A. Although I don’t remember his name,

B. I’m sure that man is a famous actor.


Read the following sentence:

We played on the beach until the sun set.

Choose which part of the sentence is the DEPENDENT clause.

A. We played on the beach

B. until the sun set.


Identify the dependent clause in the following sentence. Unless the next batter hits a home run, the Cards will lose the game.

A. Unless the next batter hits a home run

B. The Cards will lose the game


Read the following sentence:

Jose climbed the stairs after he finished his dinner.

Choose which part of the sentence is the DEPENDENT clause.

A. Jose climbed the stairs

B. after he finished his dinner.


Identify the dependent clause in the following sentence. I want to get some popcorn before the game begins.

A. I want to get some popcorn

B. Before the game begins.


Read the following sentence:

Our dog will run away if the gate is left open.

Choose which part of the sentence is the DEPENDENT clause.

A. Our dog will run away

B. if the gate is left open.


Read the following sentence:

If Perry calls, please tell him I am on the way.

Choose which part of the sentence is the DEPENDENT clause.

A. If Perry calls,

B. please tell him I am on the way.


Identify the dependent clause in the following sentence. After the singing of the national anthem, the game started.

A. After the singing of the national anthem

B. The game started.


Read the following sentence:

Because no one was home, the thieves robbed the house.

Choose which part of the sentence is the DEPENDENT clause.

A. Because no one was home,

B. the thieves robbed the house.


Identify the dependent clause in the following sentence. We won’t know if the game is cancelled until they make an announcement.

A. We won’t know if the game is cancelled

B. Until they make an announcement


Which sentence is punctuated INCORRECTLY?

A. Sparrows make nests in cattle barns, because they need to stay warm during the winter.

B. If I study hard, I will pass the test.

C. Although progress brought many civilized comforts and pleasures, it also carried a high price.

D. When she was sixteen years old, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson moved to Chicago.


Read the following sentence:

Though it was not her job, Abby took out the trash.

Choose which part of the sentence is the DEPENDENT clause.

A. Though it was not her job,

B. Abby took out the trash.


Which sentence is punctuated correctly?

A. This assignment is easy, if you have taken a grammar course.

B. The train was racing through the city, as the evening sun went down.

C. After I graduate from ASU, I hope to work as a nurse at the hospital.

D. If I win the lottery you can buy me dinner.


Identify the dependent clause in the following sentence. I think the game will be called off because it is raining.

A. Because it is raining

B. I think the game will be called off




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