HyperDic: complex_sentence

English > 1 sense of the expression complex sentence:
NOUNcommunicationcomplex sentencea sentence composed of at least one main clause and one subordinate clause
English > complex sentence: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningA sentence composed of at least one main clause and one subordinate clause.
Partscoordinate clauseA clause in a complex sentence that is grammatically equivalent to the main clause and that performs the same grammatical function
main clause, independent clauseA clause in a complex sentence that can stand alone as a complete sentence
subordinate clause, dependent clauseA clause in a complex sentence that cannot stand alone as a complete sentence and that functions within the sentence as a noun or adjective / adjective or adverb / adverb
Narrowerloose sentenceA complex sentence in which the main clause comes first and the subordinate clause follows
periodic sentenceA complex sentence in which the main clause comes last and is preceded by the subordinate clause
BroadersentenceA string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language
Spanishoración subordinada
Catalanoració subordinada

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