Definition of 'clause'
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There will be no release clause in the deal. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The relative pronoun here is the subject of the relative clause. Times, Sunday Times (2017)An example is the supposed difference between that and which in a relative clause. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The case of the pronoun is then determined by the role that it plays in the relative clause. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The ratio of dependent clauses to sentences will vary from writer to writer. A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995)Yet there may be an escape clause for the research council. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Change one independent clause into a dependent clause. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)Which part of the following sentence is a relative clause? The Sun (2016)Many complexities made drafting the clauses very difficult. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The settlement also contained a gagging clause. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It found the poster in breach of three clauses of the advertising code. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The entire paragraph contains four dependent clauses in nine sentences. A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995)That commitment had no qualifications or escape clauses. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The reason is that the pronoun is introducing a relative clause. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It would be interesting to see whether they contained clauses saying their improved deals depended on goals. The Sun (2008)The pronoun is the subject of the relative clause. Times, Sunday Times (2011)If the revised scheme still contains this clause it will be a travesty. The Sun (2012)The pronoun is not the object of the main clause but the subject of the relative clause. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He said he did not know how many of the agreements contained gagging clauses. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is not thought to be a release clause in his new five-year deal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What's the point of a release clause if no one can know about it? The Sun (2011)That also means the release clause goes down to 3m. The Sun (2011)It's the last clause of this sentence that makes the difference. Christianity Today (2000)I drafted a clause to draw the sting of the religious speech crimes. Times, Sunday Times (2015)If you think your writing is stiff and difficult to follow, count the dependent clauses in your sentences. A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995)He has one other get-out clause. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I see no reason why we cannot publish draft clauses for this early next year alongside our other pressing reforms. Times, Sunday Times (2014)When this woman came to sign the deal, she insisted on a get-out clause of just one week. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You don't suppose anyone is going to get killed in the rush for a player who has a 32million release clause. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'clause'
British English: clause /klɔːz/ NOUN
legal document A clause is a section of a legal document.
There is a clause in his contract about company cars.
- American English: clause
- Arabic: مَادَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: cláusula contrato
- Chinese: 条款
- Croatian: klauzula
- Czech: klauzule
- Danish: paragraf
- Dutch: clausule
- European Spanish: cláusula
- Finnish: lakipykälä
- French: clause
- German: Klausel
- Greek: ρήτρα
- Italian: clausola
- Japanese: 条項
- Korean: 조항
- Norwegian: klausul
- Polish: klauzula
- European Portuguese: cláusula contrato
- Romanian: clauză
- Russian: статья
- Spanish: cláusula
- Swedish: klausul
- Thai: มาตรา
- Turkish: madde yasa vb
- Ukrainian: пункт
- Vietnamese: điều khoản
British English: clause NOUN
in grammar In grammar, a clause is a group of words containing a verb.
Definition of clause from the Collins English Dictionary
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