It is called an independent clause.
Express a complete thought
- Juan and Arturo play football every afternoon.
- Some students like to study in the mornings.
Two independent clauses joined by a coordinator. The
coordinators are as follows: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.
Coordinators are always preceded by a comma.
- I tried to speak Spanish, and my friend tried to speak
- Alejandro played football, so Maria went shopping.
Independent clause joined by one or more dependent clauses.
Subordinator such as:
because, since, after, although, when or a relative pronoun such as
that, who, or which.
- When he handed in his homework, he forgot to give the teacher
the last page.
- The teacher returned the homework after she noticed the error.
A compound-complex sentence is made from two
independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses.
CONNECTORS FOR COMPOUNDCOMPLEX SENTENCES
The complex and simple sentences may be joined by a coordinating
conjunction or conjunctive adverbs.
Examples of Conjunctive Adverbs:
o furthermore, meanwhile, therefore, hence, moreover, thus, however,
Examples of Coordinating Conjunctions:
o for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so
o We decided that the movie was too violent, but
our children, who like to watch scary movies,
thought that we were wrong.
Independent clause: "We decided that the movie
was too violent"
Independent clause: "(but) our children thought
that we were wrong"
Dependent clause: who like to watch scary movies
An utterance can be a word, a phrase,
or an entire sentence.
HOW DO YOU USE UTTERANCE IN A SENTENCE?
Let every utterance from your mouth be true and full of
conviction when you discuss your passions.
It is spoken
Maybe grammatical or not
A piece of language
By a specific person
It is that part of the meaning of a clause or sentence that is constant.
It’s a claim about world. It just the form of an idea.
It’s a (potential) fact about the word, which can be true
The boy is playing football.
Two plus two makes four