A independent clause is a sentence. The dependent clause is the subject and the verb of the sentence. An example of this is "when Jim walked to the store,He got hit by an oncoming bus." The independent clause would be "he got hit by a bus" it doesn't need anymore help to know what happened to him. The dependent clause is "when Jim walked to the store" because we don't know what happened to Jim.
The bus poor Jim was hit by :( #lostbutneverforgotten
Here is another example "Billy was running, Then he face planted because his shoe was untied" the Independent clause would be "then he face-planted because his shoe was untied" we know what happened to him. But if we just said "Billy was running we wouldn't know what happened. So it would be the DEPENDENT clause. It depends on the rest of the sentence.
BILLY YOUR MOM TOLD YOU TO TIE YOUR FLIPPING SHOES >:() NOW YOU DROPPED YOUR EASTER EGG BASKET NICE GOING!!!!
NOW tell me what is the independent and dependent clause of this sentence? Lets see how much you people listen to meh. "Brandon got eaten by an alligator,He fell into the cage"
ANSWER: Independent: He fell into the cage
Dependent clause: Brandon got eaten by an alligator
This is Freddy the gator that ate Brandon :( Be safe in Florida, soooooo many gators
"Carl ate a taco, Carl is Now dead"
Independent: Carl ate a taco
Dependent: Carl is Now dead
Make sure its cooked good (Taco bell rules just sayin)
Get it now? The independent clause can work by itself. You can take out the other part and it still make complete scents. Where as the dependent clause wont make scents if you take out the other part.
In memory of Jim,Brandon and Carl all went a little too soon :((((