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dependent clause

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Grammar
dependent clausedeˌpendent ˈclause noun [countable]  SLGa clause in a sentence that gives information related to the main clause, but cannot exist alone
Examples from the Corpus
dependent clauseThe example below uses an independent and dependent clause.They are generally not subordinate in dependent clause pairs.The dependent clause functions as a substitution item in a frame, the frame being the rest of the sentence.
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