A clause, typically introduced by a conjunction, that forms part of and is dependent on a main clause (e.g. ‘when it rang’ in ‘she answered the phone when it rang’).
Oraciones de ejemplo
- Pronouns can refer back to earlier sentences, and subordinate clause pronouns can refer forward to main clause antecedents yet to come, but main clause pronouns can't refer forward to subordinate clauses yet to come.
- In this version the subject was placed after the verb either by nominating the object phrase first or by changing the sequence of main clause and subordinate clause.
- The other students, English majors all, seemed terrified by the prospect of a semester of moods and modals, subordinate clauses and predicate adjectives.
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Saltos de línea: sub|or¦din|ate clause
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