Answered By: BethMarie Gooding Last Updated: Oct 10, 2018 Views: 546
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.