Clauses are the building blocks of sentences. A clause is defined as a group of words that contains a subject and a verb. During your IELTS UKVI review, you would encounter two types of clauses: the independent and the dependent clause.
An independent clause, also known as a simple sentence, has a subject and a predicate and expresses a complete thought. On the other hand, a dependent clause doesn’t express a whole idea and is not a complete sentence.
A dependent clause always needs an independent clause to be complete, making it harder to distinguish than independent clauses. To make this easier, let us take a look at different kinds of dependent clauses and how they differ from one another.