October 24, 2014

Clause Practice Exercise

Choose an answer for each question. After completing the entire exercise, click on the “Are You Prepared?” button at the bottom of this page to see the answers.

Instructions: Identify the underlined phrase or clause.

1. Steven’s book, which made Oprah’s Book Club this month, is not in any stores.

a. independent clause    b. restrictive clause    c. phrase    d. non-restrictive clause

2. While preparing for the speech, Joe worried about his entrance.

a. independent clause    b. dependent clause    c. phrase    d. non-restrictive clause

3. Allen wants to visit his friends before he returns to work.

a. independent clause    b. dependent clause    c. phrase    d. non-restrictive clause

4. The girl who found the fossil raced home to tell her parents.

a. independent clause    b. restrictive clause    c. phrase    d. non-restrictive clause

5. When we finished painting the house, the owner offered us milk and cookies.

a. independent clause    b. dependent clause    c. phrase    d. non-restrictive clause

6. After they completed the questionnaire, the participants were asked to cover their eyes.

a. independent clause    b. dependent clause    c. phrase    d. non-restrictive clause

7. Albert’s brother, the director of the company, is only 23 years old.

a. independent clause    b. dependent clause    c. phrase    d. non-restrictive clause

8. The cat will be happier after the dog is sent to the kennel.

a. independent clause    b. dependent clause    c. phrase    d. non-restrictive clause

9. Francis visits his sister, but she doesn’t come to see him.

a. independent clause    b. dependent clause    c. phrase    d. non-restrictive clause

10. Until someone does something about that dog, there is no way Carlton is delivering the mail.

a. independent clause    b. dependent clause    c. phrase    d. restrictive clause

11. Winded by the effort, the man struggled up the stairs.

a. independent clause    b. dependent clause    c. phrase    d. non-restrictive clause

12. The computer she found in the dumpster works well.

a. independent clause    b. dependent clause    c. phrase    d. restrictive clause

13. The kangaroo that ran in front of the truck startled us all.

a. independent clause    b. restrictive clause    c. phrase    d. non-restrictive clause

14. Karen thinks that supporting both teams is ridiculous.

a. independent clause    b. dependent clause    c. phrase    d. non-restrictive clause

15. Her sister, who resented being left at home, drew on the walls with her crayons.

a. independent clause    b. restrictive clause    c. phrase    d. non-restrictive clause

16. Wes looked for the door that was marked with a star.

a. independent clause    b. restrictive clause    c. phrase    d. non-restrictive clause

17. Praying for salvation, she took her first step toward recovery.

a. independent clause    b. dependent clause    c. phrase    d. non-restrictive clause

18. Walter hopes winning the lottery will solve his problems.

a. independent clause    b. dependent clause    c. phrase    d. non-restrictive clause

19. Pablo visited the NFL Hall of Fame, which was his dream.

a. independent clause    b. restrictive clause    c. phrase    d. non-restrictive clause

20. The group could find the way home by using the stars to navigate.

a. independent clause    b. dependent clause    c. phrase    d. non-restrictive clause

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