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We didn't get any food", in "
We didn’t get any food because we didn’t have enough time."
- See: Independent Clause, Dependent Clause, Linguistic Proposition, Predicate (Grammar), Verb Phrase, Object (Grammar), Null-Subject Language, English Grammar, Imperative Mood.
- (Wikipedia, 2016) ⇒ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clause Retrieved:2016-5-19.
- … A simple sentence usually consists of a single finite clause with a finite verb that is independent. More complex sentences may contain multiple clauses. Main clauses (matrix clauses, independent clauses) are those that can stand alone as a sentence. Subordinate clauses (embedded clauses, dependent clauses) are those that would be awkward or incomplete if they were alone.
- QUOTE: A finite clause may stand alone as a complete sentence. The clause has a subject and a verb that can be inflected (suffixed) for tense or 3rd person. The clause can be coordinated with or subordinated to another clause.