SUGNAY

sugnay
clause

Ano ang sugnay?
What is a clause?

Ang sugnay ay isang lipon ng mga salitang mayroong diwa.
A clause is a meaningful grouping of words.

malayang sugnay
independent clause

di-malayang sugnay
dependent clause

 
Ang malayang sugnay ay maaaring makatayo nang mag-isa.
An independent clause can stand on its own.

Ang di-malayang sugnay ay hindi maaaring makatayo nang mag-isa.
A dependent clause cannot stand on its own.

Ang sugnay na nakapag-iisa ay binubuo ng simuno at panaguri at nagsasaad ng kumpletong diwa.  A clause that can stand on its own consists of a subject and a predicate and expresses a complete thought.

Ang sugnay na di-makapagiisa ay may simuno at panaguri ngunit hindi nagsasaad ng kumpletong diwa. A clause that cannot stand on its own has a subject and a predicate but does not express a complete thought.