dependent clause

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a clause in a complex sentence that cannot stand alone as a complete sentence and that functions within the sentence as a noun or adjective or adverb

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Li, the acceptability of(12c) can be accounted for if we assume that the aspectual marker guo in (12c) is not interpreted as part of the embedded clause but as part of the matrix clause.
Contra the prepositional approach, it has been claimed in the literature that Chinese passives are biclausal sentences, in which bei is analyzed as a verb taking an embedded clause as its complement (Hashimoto 1969, 1987; Yue-Hashimoto 1971; Chu 1973).
Elicited judgments indicate that such ambiguity exists where neither the main clause nor the embedded clause contains the PF suffix, as was the case in example (9).
7) First, caki in the embedded clause refers to a matrix subject, which is not local.
In (4), the embedded clause (nao nos encontremos nunca mais (we will never meet again)) is presented as a speaker's judgment, who considers uncertain the propositional content.
In (7)b the nominative subject (students) of the embedded clause moves to SpecCP and deletes uT in C, whereas in (7)a that moves to C, it is the realization of T to C movement and deletes uT in C.
In languages with externally-headed relative clauses like English, the issue of NP accessibility is understood as the ability of an NP in the embedded clause to function as the NP coreferential with the head noun.
If the Absolutive argument of the matrix clause is realized overtly only in the embedded clause then the matrix verb nevertheless agrees with this argument, independently of the role (and the case) that the argument has in the embedded clause (29a).
After introducing long extractions, she discusses methodology and evaluation, establishing the basic data pattern of subject/object asymmetries, the controversial case of extraction from V2-clause or parenthetical construction, and locating the explanation for the subject/object asymmetry first in the matrix clause then in the embedded clause.
Furthermore, right-branching sentences, which have two successive clauses, required less temporary storage of information than left-branching sentences, in which an embedded clause interrupts the main clause" (Salthouse 261).
This applies to the intended--and the only meaningful -- interpretation, with uw partner 'your partner' fulfilling subject role in the main rather than the embedded clause.
They are: (a) the main clause which introduces a paratactic sequence or the dominant clause in a hypotactic lause relationship; (b) the hypotactic clause which is dependent on another clause but does not assume an integral role in that clause, examples are adverbial clauses, clauses expressed through verbs of thinking or saying, and nonrestrictive relative clauses; (c) the paratactic clause which is linked to the main clause by a coordinating conjunction; and (d) the embedded clause, which unlike the hypotactic clause, is dependent on another clause and is an integral part of that clause, examples of such clauses are restrictive relative clauses, comparative clauses, and complementizer clauses.
However, the indicative is used when the presupposition of the embedded clause is asserted, as in
COMP] that] applies to the embedded clause that follows it: it takes the uninterpreted logical form of that clause as argument, and yields as value the interpreted logical form of that clause.
If you do not proceed in terms of unembedded clauses, you have to count some words twice, once for the overarching or matrix clause and once for the embedded clause.
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