one of two or more clauses of equal status in a sentence, especially when joined by a coordinating conjunction, as either The sun came out or the ice started to melt in The sun came out and the ice started to melt.
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What’s The Difference Between Independent And Dependent ClausesYou might have seen these terms floating around. Clauses are the building blocks of sentences. They’re groups of related words (phrases) that contain both a subject and a verb. When a clause can stand alone as a complete sentence with a clear meaning, it’s considered independent. If it only makes sense when you join it with another clause, it’s dependent (or subordinate). For example, “in …
- coordinate bond,
- coordinate geometry,
- coordinate system,
- coordinated universal time,
- coordinating conjunction
Origin of coordinate clause
First recorded in 1870–75
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one of two or more clauses in a sentence having the same status and introduced by coordinating conjunctionsCompare subordinate clause
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