Independent-clause meaning

The definition of an independent clause is a group of words in a sentence that can function alone as their own sentence.

An example of an independent clause is, "She went to the store on Tuesday; so, she didn't run out of milk."

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A clause that can function syntactically as a complete sentence and that conveys a complete meaning; main clause (Ex.: She will visit us if she can.)
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(grammar) A clause that can stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; contains at least a subject and a verb.
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