Relating Ideas in a Sentence
A clause contains both a subject and a verb. There are a variety of clause types.
"Jason, who visited Italy last summer, was chosen to design the default settings."
"Jonathan, who has never been to see a therapist, was asked to clean up his desktop."
"Tom, who has three iPads, was chosen to write the document outlining the four layers of tcp/ip."
An independent clause is a complete sentence when used alone. It contains the subject and the verb of a sentence. Independent clauses are also named 'main clauses'.
There are a number of ways to cut and paste with this program.
There are a number of stand alone PCs in this company.
A dependent clause is not a complete sentence and must be used together with an independent clause.
who has been defined as a cyberpunk writer for thirty years.
that have been deleted from storage
A relative clause modifies a noun or noun phrase and is dependent. Relative clauses provide additional information which identifies or describes a noun. Relative clauses are also referred to as adjective clauses.
The data on that disk which could still be read by a modern Apple computer is too damaged.
There are a number of subdirectories that have been untouched for more than twenty years.