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What is a subordinate clause?



A subordinate clause is a clause that is embedded as a constituent of a matrix sentence and that functions like a noun, adjective, or adverb in the resultant complex sentence.

  A subordinate clause is a kind of

Hartmann and Stork 1972 76, 224


Foley, W. and Van Valin 1984 243


Thompson and Longacre 1985 172


Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 44, 719, 991


Mish 1991 1175


Crystal 1980 106, 129

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