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What is a subordinate clause?

 

Definition
 

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.

Generic
  A subordinate clause is a kind of
 
Kinds
 
Sources
 

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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