Dependent clauses in English grammar are grammatical structures that consist of a subordinating conjunction followed by a subject and a predicate and that cannot function independently as complete sentences.
Dependent clause is a grammatical form.
Dependent clauses are either finite, meaning that the clause contains a conjugated verb functioning as a predicate, or nonfinite, meaning that the clause lacks a conjugated verb.
Some grammars use the terms subordinate clause for dependent clauses.
Dependent clauses contrast with independent clauses.
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