Clause

Target audience: intermediate learners.

A clause is a linguistic unit that includes a subject and a verb and expresses a proposition.

For example, in the sentence below, the clause boundaries are marked by brackets [] and the verbs are typeset in boldface.

  1. [I said [that we know [that he asked [whether she is at the door] ] ] ]

Notes mentioning this note

Newsletter

I write a newsletter for people who love language. I write about linguistics, language learning, and writing – in other words, how languages work, how to learn them, and what to do with the ones you've learned. Sign up here:


    Here are all the notes in this garden, along with their links, visualized as a graph.