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Answer : Identifying Independent and Dependent Clauses

1. I like this class. It is very interesting.

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I like this class; it is very interesting.

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I like this class, and it is very interesting.

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I like this class because it is very interesting.

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Because it is very interesting, I like this class.

2. My professor is intelligent. I've learned a lot from her.

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My professor is intelligent; I've learned a lot from her.

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My professor is intelligent, and I've learned a lot from her.

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My professor is intelligent; moreover, I've learned a lot from her.

3. Because I forgot the exam was today, I didn't study.

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I forgot the exam was today.

 

 

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