}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776156', position: 'atf' }}, var googletag = googletag || {}; 'increment': 0.01, }; We can go hiking. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195456', size: [300, 250] }}, "sign-up": "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/auth/signup?rid=READER_ID", Learn the difference between a clause, a subordinate clause and a relative clause. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, 'cap': true { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195454', size: [300, 250] }}, pbjsCfg = { {code: 'ad_topslot_b', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[728, 90]] } }, In the same sentence example,? The beach is a lot of fun, yet the mountains are better. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [120, 600] }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_rightslot_flex' }}, A clause is a combination of related words containing a subject and a verb. googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_ei", "subordinate-clause"); Subordinating conjunctions are essential parts of complex sentences with include at least two clauses, with one of the clauses being main (independent) and the other being subordinate (dependent).. googletag.enableServices(); { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_leftslot_160x600' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195457', size: [320, 50] }}, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195458', size: [300, 250] }}, dfpSlots['houseslot_b'] = googletag.defineSlot('/2863368/houseslot', [], 'ad_houseslot_b').defineSizeMapping(mapping_houseslot_b).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'btm').setTargeting('hp', 'center').setCategoryExclusion('house').addService(googletag.pubads()); { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654208' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448842' }}, It alone cannot stand as a sentence because it depends on the other clause (independent clause) to give a complete meaning. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654152' }}, The professor asked many questions but no one could answer. name: "idl_env", { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195467', size: [300, 50] }}, It usually begins with a dependent word or phrase such as after, as if, because, even though, unless, whatever, when or while. For example, "I will go to the market if you come with me" is a complex sentence. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654195' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '387233' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346698' }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971069', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, Because mom said so, I apologized to Cecilia. An independent clause can stand alone as a simple sentence while a dependent clause cannot. ga('send', 'pageview'); to spend all your time and energy doing or feeling something, Pompous and patronizing (Describing character, part 5), Clear explanations of natural written and spoken English. Main clauses don't always have to come before subordinate clauses in sentences. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448834' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346693' }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776142', position: 'btf' }}, var mapping_houseslot_a = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([963, 0], [300, 250]).addSize([0, 0], []).build(); {code: 'ad_contentslot_3', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [336, 280]] } }, It modifies (add information to) a verb (action) of the main clause in terms of ‘time, frequency (i.e. A subordinate clause is a clause that cannot stand alone. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654150' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448834' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448841' }}, This example contains the IC, “I eat bananas.” However, a dependent clause now opens the sentence. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654198' }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654157' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195456', size: [336, 280] }}, There is only one rule to remember about using subordinate conjunctions: A subordinate conjunction performs two functions within a sentence. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195453', size: [320, 100] }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_topslot_728x90' }}, Subordinate clauses can appear in different parts of the sentence googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_tc", "resp"); { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448837' }}, I met a friend who helped me a lot. Here are some examples of sentences with subordinating clauses (take note of the italicized words): After the dog ran, his owner waited for him with anticipation. 'buckets': [{ { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '387232' }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776146', position: 'btf' }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971069', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}, {code: 'ad_contentslot_3', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [336, 280]] } }, Walks’ is the verb. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971067', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195456', size: [300, 250] }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446383' }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot1' }}]}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971070', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, params: { 'min': 8.50, priceGranularity: customGranularity, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446383' }}, She loves her husband, who never tells a lie. name: "pubCommonId", { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, extent). Adverb Clauses. var mapping_rightslot = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([746, 0], [[300, 250]]).addSize([0, 0], []).build(); { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195454', size: [336, 280] }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654192' }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654198' }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot2' }}]}, }], { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971079', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, A subordinate clause can only be part of a sentence. {code: 'ad_topslot_a', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, Here are examples of dependent clauses that are adverb clauses: When the president arrives; Because I can't wait for the bus; As if he knew what was going to happen; Than his sister can; If you can work on Sundays; Until the sun sets; While flowers continue to bloom { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195454', size: [336, 280] }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195453', size: [300, 50] }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a9690ab01717182962182bb50ce0007', pos: 'cdo_mpuslot2_mobile_flex' }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, iasLog("criterion : cdo_tc = resp"); { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_mpuslot3_flex' }}, A subordinate clause, also called a dependent clause, cannot stand alone in a sentence because it is an incomplete thought and must have that independent clause by its side to function properly. "authorization": "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/auth/info?rid=READER_ID&url=CANONICAL_URL&ref=DOCUMENT_REFERRER&type=&v1=&v2=&v3=&v4=english&_=RANDOM", { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_Billboard' }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_mpuslot_flex' }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_mpuslot_flex' }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_topslot' }}, “Subordinate clause” is the name you’re more likely to have learned in school, but the other name, “dependent clause,” may help you better understand what they do because adding that subordinating conjunction to the head of the clause makes it dependent on a main clause. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195458', size: [336, 280] }}, {code: 'ad_contentslot_2', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [320, 100], [320, 50], [300, 50]] } }, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_mpuslot2_flex' }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_topslot' }}, Another type of sentence is called a compound sentence. An example of a verb would be Anna walks in the morning. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446385' }}, ga('set', 'dimension3', "examplesPage"); how often), condition, cause and effect; and intensity (i.e. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot4' }}]}]; { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot3' }}]}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195458', size: [300, 250] }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a9690ab01717182962182bb50ce0007', pos: 'cdo_mpuslot2_mobile_flex' }}, "sign-out": "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/auth/signout?rid=READER_ID" I saw a man who was crying. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, This example contains the IC, “I eat bananas.” However, a dependent clause now opens the sentence. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195455', size: [300, 50] }}, Here are examples of two independent clauses joined together in one sentence by a comma and a coordinating conjunction:. bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776142', position: 'btf' }}, googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_pc", "dictionary"); (The subordinate clause "until the sun went down" modifies the verb "fished." "error": true, 'increment': 1, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776140', position: 'atf' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448835' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [300, 600] }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448841' }}, 'max': 30, var mapping_topslot_a = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([746, 0], []).addSize([0, 550], [[300, 250]]).addSize([0, 0], [[300, 50], [320, 50], [320, 100]]).build(); { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, I went to the store, but I forgot to bring my shopping list. googletag.pubads().setTargeting('cdo_alc_pr', pl_p.split(",")); expires: 60 },{ { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, }); { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, The subject of the dependent clause is "I" and … if(refreshConfig.enabled == true) { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_rightslot' }}]}, You cannot create a complex sentence without using a subordinate clause in it. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot2' }}]}, In order to see this page, Please re-enable your Javascript. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448840' }}, He does not like the people who smoke. bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162050', zoneId: '776358', position: 'atf' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448834' }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_ptl", "ex-mcp"); When you add a subordinate clause to a major clause, you need to use a subordinating conjunction to link them together.. For example: Ella works hard at school when there are no distractions. "noPingback": true, The Adverbial Clause. googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_l", "en-us"); { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, { {code: 'ad_leftslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_leftslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/leftslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[120, 600], [160, 600], [300, 600]] } }, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot2' }}]}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971071', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, {code: 'ad_contentslot_1', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [320, 100], [320, 50], [300, 50]] } }, Because he ate popcorn This clause answers the question “why?” 3. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654157' }}, "authorizationTimeout": 10000 { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971068', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, Peter, who was playing in the jumping castle, was excited. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, Like an adverb, it modifies a verb, an adjective-clause or another adverb clause in the sentence. Subordinate clauses add life and interest to the sentence (just as the guy crashing on your couch adds a little zip to the household). iasLog("setting page_url: - https://dictionary.cambridge.org/example/english/subordinate-clause"); After the dog ran This clause answers the question “when?” 2. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot2' }}]}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776148', position: 'btf' }}, "sign-in": "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/auth/signin?rid=READER_ID", 'max': 8, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195456', size: [336, 280] }}, A language has subordinate clauses 'when it has a grammatically distinctive subcategory of clause whose most prototypical members characteristically function as dependent' (p. 208). { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot1' }}]}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_rightslot' }}]}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776148', position: 'btf' }}, Independent Clauses Joined By a Coordinating Conjunction . { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195452', size: [336, 280] }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195452', size: [336, 280] }}, {code: 'ad_contentslot_4', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [320, 100], [320, 50], [300, 50]] } }, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195453', size: [320, 50] }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776156', position: 'atf' }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_mpuslot4_flex' }}, A subordinate clause which acts as an adverb in a sentence is called an Adverb Clause. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971066', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, Example from the Hansard archive. {code: 'ad_topslot_b', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[728, 90]] } }, Subordinating conjunction comes before or at the beginning of a dependent or subordinate clause. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195455', size: [320, 50] }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot1' }}]}, {code: 'ad_rightslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_rightslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/rightslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, {code: 'ad_contentslot_1', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [320, 100], [320, 50], [300, 50]] } }, 73 examples: Just three very short paragraphs later, comes (11b), virtually an identical… They contacted the customer who had not paid the bill. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195467', size: [320, 100] }}, Connectives that join clauses can be conjunctions, prepositions and adverbs. We met a man who could speak many languages. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195465', size: [300, 250] }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346698' }}, A dependent clause without a main clause is a fragment. It helps to relate the subordinate clause to the rest of the sentence. Subordinate clause or Dependence clause is that clause which (as alone part) cannot express a complete meaning. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot4' }}]}]; { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, Because I said so; He finally finished his novel, after months of research. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971074', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, Example sentences using a subordinate clause. bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162050', zoneId: '776338', position: 'btf' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195454', size: [336, 280] }}, Subordinate clause examples used to report results: It is created with many different patterns in English. The word? A subordinate clause all by itself is a grammatical felony — a sentence fragment. name: "unifiedId", When you attach a subordinate clause in front of a main clause, use a comma: Subordinate Clause +, + Main Clause. { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_topslot_728x90' }}, These two clauses are separated by a comma and connected by the subjunction ob. If you win the award, I will buy you a new video game. 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