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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

main′ clause′(n.)

  1. a clause that can stand alone as a sentence, containing a subject and a predicate with a finite verb, as I was there in the sentence I was there when he arrived.

    Category: Grammar

    Ref: Compare subordinate clause.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. main clause, independent clause(noun)

    a clause in a complex sentence that can stand alone as a complete sentence

Wiktionary

  1. main clause(Noun)

    A clause that can stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; contains at least a subject and a verb.

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