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An independent clause (or main clause) is a clause that can stand by itself as a simple sentence. An independent clause contains a simple Subject(grammar)|subject]] and a simple predicate and makes sense by itself.
Independent clauses can be joined by using a semicolon or by using a comma followed by a coordinating conjunction (and, but, for, or, nor, so, yet, etc.).
Examples of independent clause:
- I have enough money to buy an ice cream cone.
- I have enough money to buy an ice cream cone; my favorite flavor is chocolate.
- I have enough money to buy an ice cream cone, so, let's go to the shop.