dependent clause


: a clause that does not form a simple sentence by itself and that is connected to the main clause of a sentence : subordinate clause

Examples of dependent clause in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The joint press release tucks the reason for that reluctance away in a dependent clause. Jeremy Lott, Washington Examiner, 4 Jan. 2024

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“Dependent clause.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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