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subordinate clausenoun [C]

uk   us   specialized
in ​grammar, a clause that cannot ​form a ​sentence on ​its own but can be ​joined to a ​mainclause to ​form a ​sentence
(Definition of subordinate clause from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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subordinate clausenoun [C]

 us   /səˈbɔr·dən·ət ˈklɔz/
grammar a ​dependent clause
(Definition of subordinate clause from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “subordinate clause”
in Chinese (Simplified) 从句,从属分句…
in Turkish yan/yardımcı cümlecik…
in Russian придаточное предложение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 從句,從屬子句…
in Polish zdanie podrzędne…
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