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. It was hard to believe that we would never see him again.
______ 2. After he had broken several records, Pete Rose became the baseball hero of the year.
______ 3. Mark will go to a business school after leaving high school.
______ 4. Is this the music that you wanted?
______ 5. Turn off the lights before you go to bed.
______ 6. What will we do if the power fails?
______ 7. When there is a heavy snowfall in the city, everything stops.
______ 8. Do you know what the winning number is?
______ 9. Prices of farm products fell after the Erie Canal opened.
______ 10. Unless the rain stops, the game will be cancelled.
______ 11. Shannon won the 100 yard dash, and she medaled in the long jump.
______ 12. When I don’t know the answer to a question, I twirl my pencil.
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.
______ 13. Elizabeth is the one who got the most votes.
______ 14. When you are applying for a job, dress appropriately.
______ 15. As soon as the ride started, people began screaming.
______ 16. Whoever returns the lost cell phone will receive a reward.
______ 17. The department will be grateful for whatever you do.
______ 18. Literature that describes future events is called science fiction.
______ 19. When the moon moves between the earth and the sun, a solar eclipse occurs.
______ 20. Some of the tools that a mountain climber uses are picks, ropes, and climbing boots.
______ 21. The gymnast felt that her timing was off.
______ 22. The laborers returned to work after the strike was over.
______ 23. One sport that is very popular in Minnesota is ice hockey.
______ 24. Autumn leaves drifted to the pavement as a brisk breeze brushed the countryside.
______ 25. Mark Twain said that cauliflower is just cabbage with a college education.
______ 26. What the reporter really wanted was a mystery to us.
______ 27. Do you know who invented the microscope?
______ 28. I will give whoever knows this answer a prize.
______ 29. Because I was late for the appointment, I had to reschedule.
______ 30. The button which is marked with a triangle turns on the hazard flashers.
______ 31. My sister scored the goal that won the game.
______ 32. This is the place where we first met.
______ 33. Give your money to the lady who works at the customer service desk.
______ 34. The movie got boring when the main character died.
______ 35. Though I have seen the movie before, I would be glad to see it again.
For the following problems, write S on the line if the group of words makes a complete sentence. Write F if the words make a fragment, and RO if they make a run-on.
______ 36. Whenever I see you.
______ 37. Steve is going to try out for the basketball, I hope he makes it.
______ 38. Elena knows.
______ 39. They built a fort before the snowball fight began.
______ 40. Unless you’re tough.
______ 41. Since I had already done my chores, while I have free time.
______ 42. Sandy bought herself a new car, did you see it?
______ 43. Even though you want to be done, you need to finish this test because your grade depends on it.
______ 44. I studied for this test, then I aced it.