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Sentence, Subordinate Clause

September 22nd, 2019 in Improve English


A word or expression which is used in a noun phrase to show how many or how much we are talking about. Most quantifiers are determiners. Examples are: many, every, all, some, no, few, little, several and both.

  • many people
  •  most students
  •  no book
  •  both cars

Second person

The person category representing the person(s) spoken to.

English has only a single second-person pronoun, you.


A group of words that expresses a statement, command, question or exclamation. A sentence consists of one or more clauses, and usually has at least one subject and verb.

In writing, a sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.

•The Vikings reached North America in the eleventh century.

•What a lovely painting this is!

•Who were you talking to?

Simple sentence

A sentence which contains only one clause.

Examples are:

•Man is mortal.

•You are right.

•My sister is a doctor.

Subordinate clause

A clause which functions as part of another clause. The principal types of subordinate clause are the relative clause, the complement clause, the adverbial clause and the embedded question.

Examples are:

•I thought that you understood.

•What I need is a drink.

•I will follow you wherever you go.