Clause of Sentence Worksheet

Instructions: Complete the following exercises to practice identifying and understanding clauses in sentences.

Exercise 1: Identifying Clauses

Directions: Read each sentence and determine if it contains one clause (independent) or two clauses (dependent and independent). Write "IC" for Independent Clause and "DC" for Dependent Clause next to each sentence.

  1. The rain poured down, and the wind howled.
  2. We stayed indoors because of the bad weather.
  3. The sun peeked through the clouds, offering a brief glimpse of hope.
  4. Tired and hungry, we decided to take a break.
  5. After resting, we continued our journey with renewed energy.

Exercise 2: Combining Clauses

Directions: Combine the following pairs of sentences using a coordinating conjunction (e.g., for, and, but, or, nor, so, yet) to create a single sentence.

  1. The children played outside. They laughed and ran around joyfully.
  2. The homework was challenging. I persevered and finished it successfully.
  3. We visited the museum. We also went to the art gallery afterwards.
  4. It was raining heavily. The picnic was cancelled.
  5. We can go to the park. We can stay home and watch a movie.

Exercise 3: Identifying Noun Clause

Directions: Find out the Noun clauses in the following sentences:

  1. I know where he was born. 
  2. We know where he lives. 
  3. When he will come is uncertain. 
  4. Everything depends on how he behaves. 
  5. What he did was praiseworthy. 
  6. When he will leave the country is unknown. 
  7. Who has done this is a fool. 
  8. Nobody knows what caused the accident. 
  9. I forgot who told me this. 
  10. I told him what he wanted to know. 
  11. You can give me what I want.
  12. The news that he is dead is false. 
  13. This is what he said. 
  14. The truth is that he is very shy.

Exercise 4: Identifying Adjective Clause

Directions: Find out the Adjective clauses in the following sentences:

  1. I know the boy who has done the work. 
  2. This is the house that I want to buy. 
  3. I ate the mangoes which you gave me. 
  4. We want such men as are honest. 
  5. The house in which we live is small. 
  6. Do you know the boy who came here yesterday? 
  7. The lady who ate many items was greedy. 
  8. The shirt that was bought was costly. 
  9. The porter who was a young bachelor lived in the city of Bagdad. 
  10. The writer took the cabin which belonged to the orphanage. 
  11. I know the reason why he kept silent. 
  12. He is the man who is very rich. 
  13. There is no man but wishes to be happy. 
  14. Jerry who was an honest boy could not take the money. 
  15. Do you know the boy who came yesterday?

Exercise 5: Identifying Adverbial Clause

Directions: Find out the Adverb clauses in the following sentences.

  1. Though he is rich, he is honest. 
  2. I dislike him because he is lazy. 
  3. Since he was ill, he could not attend the meeting. 
  4. Stay where you are.
  5. The patient had died before the doctor came. 
  6. Wait here until I come back. 
  7. He is so weak that he cannot walk. 
  8. Work hard lest you should fail. 
  9. He reads more so that he can make a good result. 
  10. Do the work as I show you.
  11. She cannot cook as her mother does. 
  12. If you want. I shall help you. 
  13. You failed for you were not sincere. 
  14. You can park your car wherever you like. 
  15. Tell us how you escaped.

Exercise 6: Identifying Clause Type

Directions: Find out noun clause/Adjective clause/ Adverb clause in the following sentence.

  1. I am sure that he will succeed.
  2. A man who is drowning catches at a straw.  
  3. A man who is dead needs no riches. 
  4. We eat so that we may live. 
  5. How he left the country is unknown. 
  6. Why he has resigned the job is not clear. 
  7. If you take exercise regularly, you can be healthy. 
  8. This is the pen which you want. 
  9. Please listen to what the teacher says. 
  10. I have no pen that I can lend you. 
  11. He lived in a cottage which is small. 
  12. The woman who is reported is a spy. 
  13. We could not go out because it was raining. 
  14. Keep it wherever you like.      
  15. As soon as the teacher entered the classroom, the students stood up. 
  16. I was there when it was autumn. 
  17. This is exactly what I wanted. 
  18. What he told me is not true. 
  19. Nobody knows what caused the accident. 
  20. Lord knew what they cost.
  21. The book that was published last year has been revised.  
  22. The boy who is industrious is sure to pass. 
  23. Where there is life, there is hope. 
  24. This is why I came out early. 
  25. He has a house whose colour is white. 
  26. Do you know the man who stood at the door? 
  27. If it rains, I shall not go out.
  28. Lord knew what they cost. 
  29. He died at the village where he was born. 
  30. The fact is that you have ruined your palate.
  31. The rumour that he stood first came true. 
  32. The information that he was arrested was false. 
  33. Pay attention to what I say. 
  34. They agreed to what we proposed. 
  35. He is older than he looks.
  36. She bought the book which she had been wanting to read for a long time. 
  37. While I was waiting, I read a magazine.
  38. He asked what time it was.
  39. The gift that you gave me was thoughtful.
  40. I will go to the concert if I have time. 

    Exercise 7: Bonus Challenge 

    Directions: Write five sentences of your own, each containing at least one dependent clause. Underline the dependent clause(s) in each sentence.