Grammar Clinic: Finite and non-finite clauses

 Grammatical Structures: Revision on finite and non-finite clauses What is the structure of the following sentence? Deterred by the lack of future job prospects, many Nigerian secondary school students avoid science subjects. The sentence contains two clauses, and what follows the comma is the main clause. But what about the clause preceding the comma, 'Deterred... [...]

Grammar Clinic: The REAL difference between A Phrase and A Clause

As a general rule, if you are not certain whether a group of words is a clause or phrase, break down the words into the parts of speech to help you decide. If there is a subject and a verb with a predicate, it is a clause. If there is a noun but no verb [...]

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