Complete Sentence Billy will buy coon hounds when he gets the money. (Now we know what’s going on!)
Determine if the following are complete sentences or dependent clauses. When I left my office that beautiful spring day. I was walking along whistling when I heard the dogfight. About twenty-five feet from me they caught him and down he went. Down on my knees. With one final whimper. Where the alley emptied into the street, he stopped and looked back
phrase the sound of the hounds (We just saw that a clause has a subject and a verb. There’s no verb here; this is called a phrase. It could be the start of a great sentence, but it needs some help. It needs some action.)
Complete Sentence The sound of the hounds echoed in Billy’s mind even after the night quieted. (Now there’s some action! It makes a very clear, complete sentence.)
Let’s build a few sentences. Phrase young Billy Dependent Clause by the time hunting season was over Complete Sentence By the time hunting season was over, young Billy was a nervous wreck.