Dependent vs Independent Clause
With 700 million people, India has the largest population in the world.
Independent
Three times that of the United States.
Dependent
India’s huge population is matched only by its diversity.
Independent
For example, consider the matters of language and religion.
Independent
Two official languages English and Hindi.
Dependent
At least thirteen others also spoken, excluding hundreds of dialects.
Dependent
Five major religious groups: Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, and Jainists.
Dependent
Each group celebrates its own holidays.
Independent
Imagine an Indian calendar.
Independent
Number of holidays on it.
Dependent
Such diversity has a bonus.
Independent
Such diversity has a bonus.
Independent