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5.3 Embedded Thoughts: Recognizing Dependent Clauses

Application 3

For further study, COPY these first five sentences from Application 2 and PASTE them in the box provided. Analyze the way they work and mark them as follows:

|all subjects|
[completers of independent clauses only]
{dependent clauses}
dependent words*
If the independent clause's subject or completer is a dependent clause, put the dependent clause brackets { } inside the other brackets:
Example: The |managers| may explain [{how* |they| feel}].

1. Whatever you want is okay with me.

2. But I can't understand why you are so upset about the new
benefits package.

3. You must report to the union before the managers call you.

4. You should address your comments to the woman whom
you met yesterday.

5. The meeting that you have with the negotiating team could
make a difference to all of us.

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