English Grammar: Sentence and clause patterns review
Clause: In grammar, a clause is the smallest grammatical unit that can express a complete proposition. In some languages it may be a pair or group of words that consists of a subject (noun) and a predicate (verb), although in other languages in certain clauses the subject may not appear explicitly as a noun phrase, being instead marked on the verb.
English Sentence patterns: Identified in English by a capitalized initial (first) letter in its first word and by a period (or full stop) at the end of its last word, the sentence is the largest component of grammar. Sentences themselves consist of clauses which are the principal constituents of grammar.
- "My mother baked a cake."
- "The dog was brown."
- "Considering the alternative, the certain demise of our dear friend is quite comforting."
- "Altruism in its purest sense can claim no interest in or motive for or boon from the benefit of another."
- "Because it was my birthday, my mother baked a cake."
- "Although its bloodline included two Dalmatians, the dog was brown."
- "I thought that he would go."
- "I thought he would go."
- "He is the person who saw me."
- "He is the person whom I saw."
- "He is the person I saw."