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(Grammar) grammar a sentence containing at least one main clause and one subordinate clause
a sentence containing one or more dependent clauses in addition to the main clause, as When the bell rings (dependent clause), walk out (main clause).
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|Noun||1.||complex sentence - a sentence composed of at least one main clause and one subordinate clause|
sentence - a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language; "he always spoke in grammatical sentences"
loose sentence - a complex sentence in which the main clause comes first and the subordinate clause follows
periodic sentence - a complex sentence in which the main clause comes last and is preceded by the subordinate clause
independent clause, main clause - a clause in a complex sentence that can stand alone as a complete sentence
coordinate clause - a clause in a complex sentence that is grammatically equivalent to the main clause and that performs the same grammatical function