SYNTACTIC FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS OF SUBORDINATE CLAUSES IN ENGLISH
Published: 24 Aug 2017
Abstract: The paper discusses subordinate clauses in English, specifically, finite and non-finite nominal clauses and finite and non-finite adnominal relative clauses. Attention is devoted to the various syntactic features of these clauses, as well as to their different functions. Nominal clauses function as clause elements; additionally, they can function as postmodifiers. By contrast, adnominal relative clauses function only as postmodifiers. They provide either specific or supplementary information about the noun phrase head.
Keywords: subordinate clauses, syntactic features, nominal clauses, adnominal relative clauses
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