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Answered By: BethMarie Gooding Last Updated: May 10, 2016 Views: 311
An independent clause has a subject, verb, and a complete thought; it can stand alone as a complete sentence. Every complete sentence must have one independent clause.
Example: We went to the mall.
We is the subject of this sentence. Went is the verb in the sentence because it tells what the subject is doing. The example has a subject, verb, and a complete thought; therefore, the example is considered to be an independent clause.
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