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What is a coordinate clause?

 

Definition
 

A coordinate clause is a clause belonging to a series of two or more clauses which

 
Examples (English)
 
  • I will go home and he will go to work.
  • John likes hamburgers, but Mary prefers hot dogs.
  • We might go to Seattle, or we might go to California.
Generic
  A coordinate clause is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1980 92

 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 54

 

Foley, W. and Van Valin 1984 243

 

Payne, J. 1985 3

 

Mish 1991 288

 

Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 46


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