For each of the following sentences, on the line provided, write IC if the underlined clause is independent, and SC if the underlined clause is subordinate.
______ 1. I can’t imagine what my parents got me for my birthday.
______ 2. Since she failed the final exam, Annie will have to retake physics.
______ 3. Elizabeth got a job before she turned 16.
______ 4. Was this the album that won a Grammy?
______ 5. Turn on your blinker before merging into traffic.
______ 6. What will we do if he finds out about the surprise party?
______ 7. When a Vikings game is on TV, everyone watches.
______ 8. Do you know why Mars is red?
______ 9. Algebra becomes easier once you understand how to balance an equation.
______ 10. Unless I get called in to work, I am free on Saturday.
For the next group of sentences, identify whether the underlined clause is an adjective clause, an adverb clause, or a noun clause. If the clause is an adjective clause, write ADJ on the line next to the problem. If it is an adverb clause, write ADV, and if it is a noun clause, write N.
______ 11. Soccer is the sport that I like best.
______ 12. When they are in orbit, astronauts can float around the space shuttle.
______ 13. As soon as your homework is done, you can watch TV.
______ 14. Whoever drives a red Oldsmobile needs to turn his or her lights off.
______ 15. I will be happy with whatever you give me.
______ 16. Information that only the government can know is highly classified.
______ 17. When pigs fly, I will go on a date with you.
______ 18. Some of the supplies that a carpenter needs are a hammer, drill, screwdriver, and a level.
______ 19. The teacher thought that the paper might be plagiarized.
______ 20. The students returned to class after the fire drill was over.
______ 21. One game that I have never played is shuffleboard.
______ 22. Carrie made the jump-shot as the game clock was running out.
______ 23. Benjamin Franklin said that a penny saved is a penny earned
______ 24. What my mom wanted me to do was take out the trash.
______ 25. Do you know who painted that portrait of George Washington?
Using what you know about clauses, identify which of the following groups of words are fragments, run-ons, and complete sentences. If the group is a sentence, write S on the line; if it is a fragment, write F, and if it is a run-on, write RO.
______ 26. Because he wanted a new car.
______ 27. He worked all summer.
______ 28. That the sun is shining.
______ 29. Whenever I find a penny on the ground.
______ 30. Since my favorite show was cancelled, I have been watching more football, it is my favorite sport. ______ 31. As soon as I save enough money, I am going to move to France.
______ 32. I completed my chores, then I walked to the store.
______ 33. I was grounded because I was late for curfew.
______ 34. Whoever left the refrigerator door open.
______ 35. Once I finally learned how to ride a bike.