loose sentence


: a sentence in which the principal clause comes first and subordinate modifiers or trailing elements follow

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of loose sentence was circa 1890

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“Loose sentence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loose%20sentence. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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