main clause

noun

Definition of main clause

grammar

  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

mainplay
  1. :  physical strength :  force

    :  mainland

    :  high sea

  1. :  chief, principal

    :  fully exerted :  sheer

    :  of or relating to a broad expanse (as of sea)

clauseplay
  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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