subordinate clause

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Noun[change]

Singular
subordinate clause

Plural
subordinate clauses

  1. (grammar) A subordinate clause is a clause inside another clause.
    • In the following sentences, the subordinate clause is underlined.
      I wonder if it will rain today.
      They wanted a promise that no one would be punished.
      That no one believed me was not a surprise.
      They saw nobody they knew.
      This has been going on for so long that it 's not even news anymore.


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