Definition of small clause in English:

small clause

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noun

Linguistics
A clause which contains neither a finite verb nor the infinitive marker ‘to’, for example him groan in I heard him groan.
More example sentences
  • Thus, if a language has long-distance reflexivization with indicatives, then it will necessarily have it with (if relevant) subjunctives, infinitives, small clauses, and NPs.