I get a tad confused with independent and dependent clauses and proper structure. Can a dependent clause begin with any word? Or should 'and' be added after the comma? Example 1: < Her red locks streamed outward in the wind, away from her face and beaming blue eyes. > Ex. 2: < Sharon was aware of his tendency to judge others, and often laughed him off as a sourpuss. > I'm not sure, but I think this one needs 'she' in it with the comma, which would make them two independent clauses. Thanks! Great forum by the way. I'm new, and this is my first post. Hi all!