Lucky's first dependent clause
rhetorically reverses the discursive act of producing a knowledge of irreversibility that is grounded in God or logic:(25) "Given the existence .
4) as one independent clause plus any dependent clauses
subordinated to or embedded within it, is considered apart from initial capital letter and end punctuation.
Like a subordinating conjunction, the relative pronoun joins a subordinate or dependent clause
to an independent one.
Figure 7 shows the last sentence of that turn, a single, grammatically dependent clause
, with the prosody of a complete sentence.
A complex-compound sentence (or compound-complex sentence) consists of multiple independent clauses, at least one of which has at least one dependent clause
The two variants: indirect speech as a main and dependent clause
The reason is simple: if the coreferential NP in the dependent clause
was deleted, then an ambiguity would arise with respect to which entity is referenced to by the zero anaphora NP.
Offering us a hero who is both American Christ and Holy Fool, martyr and murderer, writer and subject, Melville propels him toward his death with such abandon, with such a feel for what Thomas Mann would one day call "the voluptuousness of doom," that even his language gets caught in the vortex: in one particularly eerie passage we watch the same sentence, repeated four times, pruned of adverbs, conjunctions, dependent clauses
, until it very nearly disappears before our eyes.
subordinate clause--a group of words that contains a subject and verb but cannot stand alone as a complete sentence; also called a dependent clause
It designates sentences containing a proleptic dependent clause
, with the main clause preceded by a coordinator, as in the following scheme (see also fn.
If a language distinguishes (within comparative as- and than-clauses) dependent clauses
containing and lacking a gap, such that the empty subject it is realized in one kind of dependent clause
and is not realized in the other kind of dependent clause
, then it is the dependent clauses
lacking a gap that tend not to realize the empty subject it and it is the dependent clauses
containing a gap that tend to realize the empty subject it.
Before we go any further, we need to define three terms: clause, independent clause, and dependent clause
These observations raise questions about how and why languages might differ in their distribution of information over sentences, in particular, in the forms, functions, and density of dependent clause
Put another way, the dependent clause
elaborates on the main message (Derewianka, 1998).
This fragment contains a dependent clause
who has won eight or nine Emmys, in which the subject is who and the verb is has won.