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I fell asleep while I was reading last night, and now I have a sore neck.

Which clause from the sentence above is a dependent clause? A) I f...

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I fell asleep while I was reading last night, and now I have a sore neck.

Which clause from the sentence above is a dependent clause?
A) I fell asleep
B) now I have a sore neck
C) while I was reading last night
D) There are no dependent clauses in this sentence.

Answer

The dependent clause is B. now I have a sore neck.
The dependent clause is called such because it can't stand on its own.
It does not express a complete thought on its own.
Instead of answering a question, it raises more questions.
I fell asleep - is an independent clause.
I has a subject, verb, and expresses a complete thought.
while I was reading last night - is an adverb clause.
It contains a subject and verb.
It contains a subordinate conjunction that prohibits the clause from expressing a complete thought.
The subordinate conjunction used is "while" It also answers one of the four adverb questions When?

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