what is the meaning of independent clause and dependent clause.

Hello ajinath,
 
In English grammar, a dependant clause is used as a conjunction with an independent clause. Dependent clauses cannot stand alone as a sentence. Instead, they modify the independent clause of a sentence or serve as a component of it.
Let us understand this with the help of the following examples of dependant clauses:
-  You will enjoy the book more than I did;
-  The only one who doesn’t possess a sense of humour is his uncle.
 
An independent clause is a group of words made up of a subject and a predicate.  An independent clause (unlike a dependant clause) can stand alone as a sentence.
 
Now, a few examples of independent clauses are:
-  "The average man does not want to be free. He simply wants to be safe;
-  "Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter;
-  Truth is stranger than fiction, etc.
 
Hope this helps!
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