Main Clause And Subordinate Clause Worksheet For Class 8

Identify the main clause and subordinate clause in the following sentences.

A subordinate clause always begins with a subordinating conjunction or relative pronoun.

1. I asked her where she worked.

2. She told me that she loved me.

3. I don’t know what I should do now.

4. Although the test was tough, I managed to get a decent score.

5. Though they live together they are always quarrelling with each other.

6. What will we do if you lose your job?

7. I didn’t realize that I was making a mistake.

8. You are going to wear that dress whether you like it or not.

9. She acted as if she knew everything.

10. Even though we studied in the same school, we never talked to each other.

Answers

1. I asked her (main clause) where she worked (subordinate clause).

2. She told me (main clause) that she loved me (subordinate clause).

3. I don’t know (main clause) what I should do now (subordinate clause).

4. Although the test was tough (subordinate clause), I managed to get a decent score (main clause).

5. Though they live together (subordinate clause) they are always quarrelling with each other (main clause).

6. What will we do (main clause) if you lose your job? (subordinate clause)

7. I didn’t realize (main clause) that I was making a mistake (subordinate clause).

8. You are going to wear that dress (main clause) whether you like it or not (subordinate clause).

9. She acted (main clause) as if she knew everything (subordinate clause).

10. Even though we studied in the same school (subordinate clause), we never talked to each other (main clause).

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