dependent clause

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  • noun

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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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Thus, in the second sentence, typical of academic register, the two paratactic clauses in the first sentence (typical of conversational register) have been turned into one clause by a process that (a) nominalizes the verb in the clause thereby creating a nominal group structure typical of academic writing "the teenagers' attack on the bank employees") and (b) buries the paratactic conjunctive link (and then) between the two original clauses in the new embedded clause "led to the removal of the vault.
41) is not ambiguous: the embedded clause is the binding domain.
Other Participants are realised as embedded clauses; for example: BUT THAT WAS NOT [[WHAT MADE BRIAN STOP DEAD IN HIS TRACKS]] Participant Process Participant Pronoun Verb group Embedded clause
The critical region in this design consists of the embedded clause the company planned a layoff, in italics.
Jaan tahtis _ suvilat ehitada 'Jaan wanted to build a summer cottage'; (d) the subject of the embedded clause may be raised to the subject or object of the main clause, e.
That is, although the external subject of the adjectival predicate is assigned no theta-role by the latter, but by the predicate in the embedded clause (see (30a) below, which shows clearly that John is not the real subject of tough, but the object of control), there should be no motivation for this DP to leave this original position given that it can check all its features on that site (against the AgrOP of control).
SFL recognises four major clause types--main clause, hypotactic clause, paratactic clause, and embedded clause (Schleppegrell & Colombi, 1997).
In this article, I show that the distribution of that-deletion across the different predicate classes is determined by a single semantic property, which I call "truth claim": that-deletion is possible under predicates which semantically entail that a cognitive agent (most often their subject) has made an epistemic claim concerning the truth of the proposition denoted by the embedded clause.
The mood of the embedded clause was also affected by the lexical meaning and by the tense specification of the main verb.
However, Xu (1985-1986, 1994) disagrees with Huang and claims that the ungrammaticality of (4) does not originate from the nonfinite status of the embedded clause but from the semantic incompatibility between the modality of uncertain possibility and a planned event, since hui in Chinese denotes not only futurity, but also possibility and uncertainty.
We are free to reanalyze the presentational focus of the matrix clause as contrastive (or to assign an additional focus to the embedded clause, which would be the case in an informative-presupposition cleft).
The agent argument cannot be a trace either, because movement will be blocked by a null operator adjoined to the embedded clause.
Presumably, a filter applies to an underlying sequence of standard negators (one clause-finally in the embedded clause, one clause-finally in the matrix clause, resulting in a sequence of consecutive negators), allowing only a single negator to surface.
5) Since prominence is compared regardless of clause boundary, caki in the embedded clause in (5) can refer to the antecedent in the matrix clause.
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