clause

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Clause is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /klɔːz/
  • (file)

Homophones[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
clause

Plural
clauses

A clause with NP (John) as subject and VP (hit the ball) as predicate
  1. A clause is a section in a contract or other legal document.
    The author's contract contained a clause giving him creative control over the films.
  2. (grammar) A clause is a group of words that usually includes a subject and a predicate. In English, the subject usually comes before the predicate.
    The last clause in the sentence is hard to understand without knowing some background.


Grammar (edit)
parts of speech noun - verb - adjective - adverb - determinative/determiner - pronoun - conjunction - preposition - interjection
grammatical functions head - subject - predicate - object - complement - modifier - adjunct - determiner/specifier
clauses independent clause - dependent clause - subordinate clause - relative clause