Conditional Clauses

There are two kinds of conditional clauses: real and unreal.  Real conditional clauses describes real-life situations. If I get home early, we will bake a cake. (simple present) Unreal [...]

Subordinate Clause

A subordinate clause, otherwise known as a dependent clause or a relative clause is a phrase that must be attached to an independent clause — a series of words that can stand on its own as a [...]


A compound-complex sentence is made from two independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses.   Compound-complex sentences are very common in English, but one mistake that students often [...]

complex sentence

A complex sentence has an independent clause joined by one or more dependent or subordinate clauses.  We want to express two or more ideas in one sentence. A dependent clause cannot stand alone [...]

Compound Sentence

In a compound sentence, each sentence contains two independent clauses, and they are joined by a coordinating conjunction (such as ‘and’, ‘but’, ‘or’) with a [...]

Simple sentence

A simple sentence is also called an independent clause and it contains a subject and a verb. A simple sentence contains a subject and verb and expresses a complete thought. A simple sentence can [...]