A clause that can form a complete sentence standing alone, having a subject and a predicate. Contrasted with subordinate clause.
- Now, we can take each of these structures, replace (the word) them with whom, and embed the whole thing in a main clause in which some noun phrase is to be non-restrictively modified by the structure we've created.
- Also not considered here are the various options that exist when the embedded clause functions as the subject of the main clause.
- It's part of a pair of coordinated subjunctive main clauses.
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