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Subordinate clause

  • September 29, 2015
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A clause is a group of words containing a subject and a verb; it is either part of a sentence or it is an entire sentence in itself. A subordinate clause cannot stand by itself and depends on the main clause. For this reason, it is also called a dependent clause. Dependent clause starts with…

Defining relative clause

  • September 3, 2015
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A relative clause is a group of related words that defines or adds information about the noun immediately in front of it. These clauses come in two types: restrictive and non-restrictive. The clause begins with a relative pronoun; the “relative” pronoun “relates” to the noun it is speaking about and ties the relative clause to…