TSI Writing: Joining Dependent and Independent Clauses
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Select the best version of the italicized part of the sentence. If you think the original sentence is best, choose the first answer.
If an accident in your parking lot did take place. Then it could be blocked off for several hours.
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is that the parking lot might be inaccessible for a
few hours Well we guess we're ok with that Nobody
likes seeing the jaws of life arrive on the scene
This is a nice little cause and effect sentence between
the dependent and independent clauses which are perfectly separated by
a comma So the right answer here is the if
an accident did take place comma your parking lot could
be blocked off for several hours Right That sounds pretty
smooth but we can't leave these sentences alone because the
second one is a dependent clause You check out pesky
word then that's Always a highlight for a deep end
and claws And it can't stand on its own making
accident The subject of the main sentence like in b
or c instead of part of a descriptive klaus would
mean that the accident is blocked off at the parking
Lot Now can we just pull up some police tape
in a column today Yeah alright so it's d we're 00:01:07.786 --> [endTime] shmoop often Well we're parked