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coordinate clause

n
(Grammar) one of two or more clauses in a sentence having the same status and introduced by coordinating conjunctions. Compare subordinate clause
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coor′dinate clause′


n.
one of two or more clauses of equal status in a sentence, esp. when joined by a coordinating conjunction, as either The sun came out or the ice started to melt in The sun came out and the ice started to melt. Compare subordinate clause.
[1870–75]
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Noun1.coordinate clause - a clause in a complex sentence that is grammatically equivalent to the main clause and that performs the same grammatical function
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
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In Old English split coordination, however, the presence of additive adjuncts like eac (swa), (eac) swilce, samod, or mid him is not obligatory, and quite often the split element appears in isolation in the second, coordinate clause. (See example 3a above and the table below):
Since subjunctive is non-obligatory in a coordinate clause, and Horacio is not denying the proposition in 3.2(e), the use of subjunctive can only be explained as anaphoric reference.