COMPLEX SENTENCE. A SENTENCE consisting of one main CLAUSE in which are embedded one or more subordinate clauses: I know where she lives, in which where she lives is a subordinate clause. In When I asked for his opinion, he said that he could not say anything at present, there are two subordinate clauses: the when-clause and the that-clause. See SUBORDINATION.
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Sentence , SENTENCE The largest structural unit normally treated in GRAMMAR. The sentence is notoriously difficult to define; numerous definitions have been off… Clause , CLAUSE CLAUSE. In grammatical description, a SENTENCE or sentence-like construction included within another sentence, such as because I wanted to in… compound sentence , COMPOUND SENTENCE. A SENTENCE consisting of two or more main CLAUSES. The clauses may be linked by a coordinating conjunction: and in The power faile… Probation , A sentence whereby a convict is released from confinement but is still under court supervision; a testing or a trial period. Probation can be given i… EXCLAMATION , EXCLAMATION. 1. A cry; a sudden loud or emphatic utterance: Hey! Ouch! 2. A SENTENCE that conveys a strong emotion: Please leave me alone! 3. Also ex… Adverbial , ADVERBIAL ADVERBIAL 1. Relating to an ADVERB: an adverbial clause. 2. A WORD, PHRASE, or CLAUSE that modifies a VERB or a verb plus other words: usua…
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