can stand alone as a sentence because it contains a subject and a verb that
express a complete though (also known as an independent clause)
Example: I like to dance.
Independent Clause: I like to dance.
consists of two or more indpendent clauses which are usually joined together
by and, but, so , or, for, or yet and a comma
Example: I like to dance, but Jim likes to sing.
Independent Clause #1: I like to dance.
Independent Clausae #2: Jim likes to sing.
consists of one independent clause and one or more subordinate clauses
Example: When the fire alarm went off, everyone left the building.
Independent Clause: Everyone left the building.
Dependent Clause: When the fire alarm went off
consists of two independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses
Example: Although I like to go shopping, I have not had the time to go lately, and I have not found anyone to go with.
Independent Clause #1: I have not had the time to go lately.
Independent Claue #2: I have not found anyone to go with.
Dependent Clause: Although I like to go shopping