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sentence British & World English

A set of words that is complete in itself, typically containing a subject and predicate, conveying a statement, question, exclamation, or command, and consisting of a main clause and sometimes one or more subordinate clauses

sentence English Thesaurus

Jones showed no emotion as the judge passed sentence

life sentence British & World English

A punishment of life imprisonment or of imprisonment for a specified long period

death sentence British & World English

A sentence to be put to death for a capital crime

sentence adverb British & World English

An adverb or adverbial phrase that expresses a writer’s or speaker’s attitude to the content of the sentence in which it occurs (such as frankly, obviously), or places the sentence in a particular context (such as technically, politically)

simple sentence British & World English

A sentence consisting of only one clause, with a single subject and predicate

topic sentence British & World English

A sentence that expresses the main idea of the paragraph in which it occurs

sentence adverb New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

adverb expressing an attitude to the content of the sentence

community sentence British & World English

A sentence whereby an offender is required to perform community service

complex sentence British & World English

A sentence containing a subordinate clause or clauses

compound sentence British & World English

A sentence with more than one subject or predicate

compound-complex sentence British & World English

A sentence having two or more coordinate independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses

pass1 British & World English

Pronounce (a judgement or judicial sentence)

cleft sentence in cleft2 British & World English

A sentence in which an element is emphasized by being put in a separate clause, with the use of an empty introductory word such as it or that, e.g. it’s money we want; it was today that I saw him; that was the King you were talking to


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