Clauses in English Grammar

Clauses in English Grammar


“A clause has got group of related words containing a subject and a predicate”

Example:  he runs.

A clause refers to a group of related words (within a sentence or itself as an independent sentence) which has both subject and predicate. 
            I will meet him in the office.

The underlined part of above sentence “I will meet him” is a clause because it has got a subject(I) and a predicate(will meet him). and  the rest part of above sentence “in the office” doesn't have  both subject and predicate. such group of words is called phrase.

A clause may stand as a simple sentence or may join another clause to make a sentence. Therefore, a sentence consists of one, two or more clauses. 


        • He is running.                                                                (one clause)
        • The kids were laughing at the joker.                                 (one clause)
        • The teacher asked a questionbut no one answered.        (two clauses)
        • I am happybecause I won the match.                             (two clauses)
        • I like Accountingbut my brother likes Biology,
           because he wants to become a doctor.                            (three clauses)

See also

Difference between phrase and clause

Types of clause

Types of subordinate clause

Introduction of phrase

Types of phrase

Related Posts

Share this page:


Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Warning

Message: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable

Filename: tutorials/sidebar_right_tutorials.php

Line Number: 67


File: /home/alifseye/public_html/application/views/frontend/tutorials/sidebar_right_tutorials.php
Line: 67
Function: _error_handler

File: /home/alifseye/public_html/application/views/frontend/tutorials/tutorials_single.php
Line: 185
Function: view

File: /home/alifseye/public_html/application/controllers/Tutorials.php
Line: 60
Function: view

File: /home/alifseye/public_html/index.php
Line: 315
Function: require_once