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independent clause

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Grammar
independent clauseˌindependent ˈclause noun [countable] technical 🔊 🔊 SLGa clause which can make a sentence by itself, for example ‘she went home’ in the sentence ‘She went home because she was tired.’ syn main clause
Examples from the Corpus
independent clauseFrye wrote the words independent clause and subordinate clause on the board.
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