loose sentence

noun

Definition of loose sentence

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

First Known Use of loose sentence

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Loose sentence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loose%20sentence. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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