a sentence that does not end with the completion of its main clause, but continues with one or more subordinate clauses or other modifiers.
- Compare periodic sentence.
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How to use loose sentence in a sentence
A loose sentence may be broken at some point before the end, and up to that point be grammatically a complete sentence.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
Theoretically the periodic sentence is better than the loose sentence; for it economizes attention.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
A loose sentence is one in which the meaning is complete at one or more points before the end.Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism | F. V. N. Painter
With this line ends the long, loose sentence that began with line 37.Minor Poems by Milton | John Milton