subordinate clause


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subordinate clause

subordinate clause

n
(Grammar) grammar a clause with an adjectival, adverbial, or nominal function, rather than one that functions as a separate sentence in its own right. Compare coordinate clause, main clause

subor′dinate clause′


n.
a clause that modifies the principal clause or some part of it or that serves a noun function in the principal clause, as when she arrived in the sentence I was there when she arrived or that she has arrived in the sentence I doubt that she has arrived. Compare main clause.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subordinate clause - a clause in a complex sentence that cannot stand alone as a complete sentence and that functions within the sentence as a noun or adjective or adverb
complex sentence - a sentence composed of at least one main clause and one subordinate clause
clause - (grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence
restrictive clause - a subordinate clause that limits or restricts the meaning of the noun phrase it modifies
descriptive clause, nonrestrictive clause - a subordinate clause that does not limit or restrict the meaning of the noun phrase it modifies
Translations
podřadné souvětí
bisætning
sivulause
alárendelt mellékmondatalárendelt mondat
aukasetning
bijzin
podraďovacia veta
yan cümlecik

subordinate clause

n (Gram) → Nebensatz m

subordinate

(səˈboːdinət) adjective
lower in rank, power, importance etc. A colonel is subordinate to a brigadier.
noun
a person who is subordinate. to give orders to one's subordinates.
subordinate clause
a clause introduced in a sentence by a conjunction etc, and acting as a noun, adjective or adverb. I don't know who she is; The book that's on the table is mine; She's crying because you were unkind.
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In Excerpt 2, it suggests that after the substantial pause some additional information is still to come, that is, a subordinate clause.
Subordination also entails a greater amount of processing in terms of working memory, since it requires the reader to maintain active the subject of the sentence while processing the rest of the sentence components, which tend to be relatively removed from the subject precisely because of the typical structure of a subordinate clause.
it gets marked for case as if it belonged to the subordinate clause.
Each AS-unit consists of an independent clause and any subordinate clause associated with it.
Freedom is not the subordinate clause some Egyptian liberals now turn it into.
A subordinate clause inserted into a main clause--just like that
The air is now filled with the grating mechanical sound of texts and twitters, a grey place where the song of the correctly-placed comma, subordinate clause, well-turned aphorism, semi and full colon and fine examples of the subjunctive are heard no more.
In the second stanza, "And" suggests a straight-forward outlining of the situation, but the poem then delivers what would seem to be the major fact in a subordinate clause.
Which start, like this sentence, with a relative pronoun, making the entire sentence a subordinate clause.
The parameter "type of clause" was assigned the values: independent (simple) sentence, main clause with subordinate clause(s), subordinate clause.
In subordinate clause (14c), with SOV word order, the posterior clause can legally borrow the direct object, which now is within the left periphery.
Because eighth grade responses included the relative clause and the subordinate clause, the index numbers increased in value.