The Subordinate Clause



Grammar Index : 2




The Subordinate Clause will not give a complete meaning.


This will only support the meaning of the main clause.


Or some times, this will depend upon the main clause for getting a meaning.


The subordinate clause will be a part of the main clause.


Though Subordinate Clause had finite verb, we can not get complete meaning from it. It depends on the main clause for its complete meaning.


Examples :


  • As he was ill, he did not come to college yesterday.


  • Since she attends the function, she has to go fast.


  • Why we did not come to the school is not a matter now.


  • The dog that bites does not bark.


  • He fled where his pursuers could not follow.


  • I am the monarch of all I survey.


  • He is the son of whom I met yesterday.


  • He replied that we had to pay him by that day.


  • We expected that he would abide by our words.


  • It is true that he has scored centum in Math.



    (The
    boldened part of these sentences are Subordinate Clauses)


    The Other Clause is :


    The Main Clause



    The Three Types of The Subordinate Clause are :

    (i) The Noun Clause
    (ii) The Adjective Clause
    (iii) The Adverb Clause




    Grammar Index : 2



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