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Review: Identifying Clauses

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Some of the following passages are clauses (containing a predicate and a subject), while others are simply phrases. See if you can identify which are clauses and which are phrases. Remember that a phrase will not have both a subject and a predicate.


  1. I love to eat Montréal bagels
  2. the big, bad wolf
  3. rode the bus to Halifax
  4. they were thinking about the issue
  5. the author considering everything written on this subject
  6. stay on the highway through British Columbia
  7. after the morning rush hour
  8. they hate politics
  9. because of the coat that I bought in the West Edmonton Mall
  10. when the train arrived at the station



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