subordinate clause

Noun change

subordinate clause

subordinate clauses

  1. (grammar) A subordinate clause is a clause inside another clause.
    • In the following sentences, the subordinate clause is underlined.
      I wonder if it will rain today.
      They wanted a promise that no one would be punished.
      That no one believed me was not a surprise.
      They saw nobody they knew.
      This has been going on for so long that it 's not even news anymore.

Grammar (edit)
parts of speech noun - verb - adjective - adnoun - adverb - determinative/determiner - article - participle - pronoun - conjunction - preposition - interjection
grammatical functions head - dependent - subject - predicate - predicator - object - complement - predicative complement - predicative adjunct - predicative oblique - appositive oblique - modifier - supplement- adjunct - determiner/specifier
clauses main clause - dependent clause - subordinate clause - relative clause