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 question, but no one answered. (two clauses)
• I am happy, because I won the match. (two clauses)
• I like Accounting, but my brother likes Biology,
because he wants to become a doctor. (three clauses)