grammar a main or coordinate clauseCompare dependent clause
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Cultural definitions for independent clause
A clause that can stand alone as a sentence. The following sentence consists of two independent clauses joined by but: “The farmers complained of the low price of food, but the office workers did not complain.” (Compare dependent clause.)
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