A clause is a group of related words. A
clause has both a subject and a predicate. There are two
types of clauses.
Independent Clause - An
independent clause can stand alone as a sentence. Here is an example: We walk to school. This sentence expresses a
complete thought and can stand alone.
Dependent Clause - A dependent
clause cannot stand alone as a sentence. Here is an example:
when the cake is done baking This clause does not express a
complete thought and cannot stand alone.