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Punctuation Pattern Sheet

An independent clause has a subject and a verb and can stand alone as a sentence.

# 1 Independent clause.
 Independent clause.

#2  Independent clause;
independent clause.

#3  Independent clause;
therefore, independent clause.
however,

nevertheless,

consequently,

furthermore,


#4  Independent clause,
for  independent clause.
and
nor
but
or
yet
so

#5  Independent,
his heart beating wildly, clause.
of course,
I believe,

on the other hand,

it seems,

who knows me well,

however,


A subordinating conjunction in front of an independent clause turns it into a dependent clause. (Phrases lack subjects or verbs or both; treat them like dependent clauses when you punctuate sentences.)

#6  If dependent clause, independent clause.
Because
Since
When
Even though
After

#7  Independent clause
if dependent clause.
because
since
when
even though
after
#8  Independent clause:
A, B, and C.

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