loose sentence


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loose′ sen′tence


n.
a sentence that does not end with the completion of its main clause, but continues with one or more subordinate clauses or other modifiers. Compare periodic sentence.
[1890–95]
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Noun1.loose sentence - a complex sentence in which the main clause comes first and the subordinate clause follows
complex sentence - a sentence composed of at least one main clause and one subordinate clause
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Normal conversation and informal writing styles tend toward loose sentence structures and casual wording.
But the loose sentence adds description as it goes and can be cut prematurely without losing the central message: "The factory is well equipped, including modern facilities for fabrication and assembly, offices, storerooms, and restrooms."
"[...] Which may lead to serious breaches and violations against media freedoms, freedom of expression and access to information, particularly after the usage of loose sentences and phrases as a justification as "providing safe -internet service- for families and children in order to protect civilization and guarantee civil peace," as quoted by the Palestinian Minister of Communication and Information Technology Allam Mousa during an interview.