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All complete sentences have at least one independent clause. You can identify an independent clause by reading it on its own and looking for the subject and the verb. Subjects When you read a sentence, you may first look for the subject, or what the sentence is about. The subject usually appears at the beginning of a sentence as a noun or a pronoun. A noun is a word that identifies a person, place, thing, or idea. A pronoun is a word that replaces a noun. Common pronouns are I, he, she, it,
The three sentence structures, Simple sentence, Compound sentence and complex sentence and their parts such as dependent and independent clauses, subordinate conjunctions, relative pronouns and relative adverbs etc. have been explained in detail in this article, giving sufficient examples wherever required.