coordinate clause


noun Grammar.

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.

Origin of coordinate clause

First recorded in 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for coordinate clause

coordinate clause

noun

one of two or more clauses in a sentence having the same status and introduced by coordinating conjunctionsCompare subordinate clause

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