What is the subordinate clause in the following sentence?: After the teams practiced in the rainstorm, the only intact field was the soccer field.

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Mar 22, 2018

Answer:

After the teams practiced in the rainstorm

Explanation:

Subordinate/dependent clauses are clauses that do not form individual sentences. They must be linked to an independent clause (complex or compound-complex sentences) to form complete sentences.

In this sentence, there are two clauses:

After the teams practiced in the rainstorm (dependent, cannot function independently as a sentence)

The only intact field was the soccer field. (independent, can function independently as a sentence)

Dependent clauses always begin with subordinating conjunctions such as after, until, as, before, because, since, and unless.