…if a conjunction is the 'Hitch,' the matchmaker, then the clauses are the two strapping young lovers (the two parts being joined).I've just read this passage out loud to Ed who says, "Obviously you should never use subordinate clauses."
- Independent clauses can stand alone as sentences. In our Hitch analogy, they are the sassy, strong independent sugar mamas and sugar daddies.
- Subordinate clauses are the gold diggers. They cannot stand alone as sentences. They begin with subordinate conjunctions, and are NEEDY.
- They are like parasites. They depend on independent clauses for survival.
Yet more evidence that something happened in 1985. *
* Wikipedia tells us that the first run of Schoolhouse Rock began in 1973 and ended in 1985.