Clause is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.
- 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.
- (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.
|parts of speech||noun - verb - adjective - adnoun - adverb - determinative/determiner - article - participle - pronoun - conjunction - preposition - interjection|
|grammatical functions||head - subject - predicate - object - complement - modifier - adjunct - determiner/specifier|
|clauses||independent clause - dependent clause - subordinate clause - relative clause|