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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The first known use of loose sentence was circa 1890

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