noun clause


noun clause
a subordinate clause that functions as a noun within a main clause.

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  • noun clause — /naʊn ˈklɔz/ (say nown klawz) noun a clause which functions as a noun, as that she was late in That she was late is true …   Australian English dictionary

  • noun clause — subordinate clause that functions as a noun (Grammar) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • noun phrase — noun a phrase that can function as the subject or object of a verb • Syn: ↑nominal phrase, ↑nominal • Hypernyms: ↑phrase * * * noun Usage: sometimes capitalized N&P : a syntactic element (as a word, phrase, or clause) that can be u …   Useful english dictionary

  • clause — 01. Make sure you read all the different [clauses] in the contract before signing it. 02. The difference between a noun phrase and a noun [clause] is that a noun [clause] has a verb in it. 03. I always get confused between dependent [clauses] and …   Grammatical examples in English

  • clause — [klɔːz ǁ klɒːz] noun [countable] LAW COMMERCE a part of a written law, contract, or legal document that deals with a particular item or subject: • Clause 12 enables the Secretary of State to make orders to protect pension rights. asˈsignment… …   Financial and business terms

  • clause — noun 1 in a legal document ADJECTIVE ▪ confidentiality, indemnity, penalty ▪ The penalty clause specifies that late delivery will be fined. ▪ escape, exclusion, exemption …   Collocations dictionary

  • clause — / klȯz/ n: a distinct section of a writing; specif: a distinct article, stipulation, or proviso in a formal document a no strike clause in the collective bargaining agreement claus·al / klȯ zəl/ adj Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • clause — [ klɔz ] noun count * 1. ) a part of a legal document or law that officially states that something must be done: A clause in the contract states that the fee will be returned in case of nonperformance. 2. ) LINGUISTICS a group of words that… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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