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    How do I recognise what is a clause in my sentence? Do all sentences needs a 'clause'

    It looks like a clause is an object + a verb.

    The best way to spot individual clauses is to look for conjunctions; that is, the words "and", "but", "because", "or", commas, colons, semicolons, and so on. It's not universal, i.e the word "and" won't always separate two clauses, but with practice you'll be able to pick it up. Have a look at these for example:
    I like pizza. (one clause)

    I like pizza but not with pineapple. (two clauses)

    Can you do the dishes? (one clause)

    If you don't mind, can you do the dishes? (two clauses)

    Katie price is a supermodel. (one clause)

    Katie price, known also as 'Jordan', is a supermodel. (two clauses).

    That last one might be a little confusing, because the second clause splits up the first clause. However, if we take out the second clause ("known also as Jordan";), the sentence only has one clause left ("Katie price is a supermodel";). As such, despite their being three 'parts' to the sentence, there's only two clauses.

    Hi, Yes clauses can be tricky. Here is a site which explains clauses well http://englishgrammarexercise.com/relative-clauses/
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