independent clause


Definition of independent clause


  1. :  a clause that could be used by itself as a simple sentence but that is part of a larger sentence

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  not dependent: such as

    :  not subject to control by others :  self-governing

    :  not affiliated with a larger controlling unit

  1. :  a sectarian of an English religious movement for congregational autonomy originating in the late 16th century, giving rise to Congregationalists, Baptists, and Friends, and forming one of the major political groupings of the period of Cromwell

    :  one that is independent

    :  one that is not bound by or definitively committed to a political party

  1. :  a group of words containing a subject and predicate and functioning as a member of a complex (see 2complex 1b(2)) or compound (see 2compound 3b) sentence

    :  a separate section of a discourse (see 1discourse 3) or writing

    :  a distinct article in a formal document

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capable of being understood in two ways

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