我想知英文除左relative clause同defining clause之外,仲有咩clause?
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1. What is an adverbial clause?
An adverbial clause is a clause that has an adverb-like function in modifying another clause.
An adverbial clause is likely to be distinct in its syntax or verb morphology.
# He kept quiet in order to avoid trouble.
2. What is a coordinate clause?
A coordinate clause is a clause belonging to a series of two or more clauses which
* are not syntactically dependent one on another, and
* are joined by means of
o a coordinating conjunction
o a connective, or
* I will go home and he will go to work.
3. What is an equative clause?
An equative clause is a clause which describes a feature of its subject. It contains a subject complement and, typically, a copula.
* He is a doctor.
* She is the queen.
* He is old.
4. What is an existential clause?
An existential clause is a clause, having a distinctive grammatical structure, which expresses the real or imagined existence of an entity.
An existential clause often introduces an entity into a discourse.
#The clause construction “there + verb [typically be] + noun phrase” forms an existential clause, as in:
# There was a man.
5. What is a finite clause?
A finite clause is a clause with a finite verb.
6. What is a marking clause?
A marking clause is a clause, in a language with the grammatical category of switch reference, that contains an indication as to whether or not one of its arguments is coreferential with an argument of a reference clause.
The indication is often provided by a verbal affix. The argument is typically the subject.
7. What is a medial clause?
A medial clause is any clause in a clause chain which
* is not the final clause, and
* is distinguishable from the final clause by a difference in verb morphology.
Also known as: nonfinal clause