descriptive clause

descriptive clause
noun
a subordinate clause that does not limit or restrict the meaning of the noun phrase it modifies
Hypernyms: ↑subordinate clause, ↑dependent clause

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  • descriptive clause — /dəˈskrɪptɪv klɔz/ (say duh skriptiv klawz) noun a relative clause, in English writing usually set off in commas, which describes or supplements, but does not identify, the antecedent; nonrestrictive clause. In this year, which has been dry, is… …  

  • descriptive clause. — See nonrestrictive clause. * * * …   Universalium

  • descriptive clause. — See nonrestrictive clause …   Useful english dictionary

  • descriptive — de•scrip•tive [[t]dɪˈskrɪp tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) serving to describe; characterized by description: a descriptive passage in an essay[/ex] 2) gram. a) (of an adjective or other modifier) expressing a quality of the word it modifies, as fresh in fresh… …   From formal English to slang

  • descriptive — descriptively, adv. descriptiveness, n. /di skrip tiv/, adj. 1. having the quality of describing; characterized by description: a descriptive passage in an essay. 2. a. Gram. (of an adjective or other modifier) expressing a quality of the word it …   Universalium

  • nonrestrictive clause — noun a subordinate clause that does not limit or restrict the meaning of the noun phrase it modifies • Syn: ↑descriptive clause • Hypernyms: ↑subordinate clause, ↑dependent clause * * * noun : a descriptive clause that adds information but is so… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dependent clause — noun a clause in a complex sentence that cannot stand alone as a complete sentence and that functions within the sentence as a noun or adjective or adverb • Syn: ↑subordinate clause • Hypernyms: ↑clause • Hyponyms: ↑restrictive clause,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • subordinate clause — noun a clause in a complex sentence that cannot stand alone as a complete sentence and that functions within the sentence as a noun or adjective or adverb • Syn: ↑dependent clause • Hypernyms: ↑clause • Hyponyms: ↑restrictive clause,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonrestrictive clause — Gram. a relative clause that describes or supplements but is not essential in establishing the identity of the antecedent and is usually set off by commas in English. In This year, which has been dry, is bad for crops the clause which has been… …   Universalium

  • restrictive clause — /rəˈstrɪktɪv klɔz/ (say ruh striktiv klawz) noun a relative clause, usually not set off by commas, which identifies the person or object named by the antecedent (opposed to descriptive clause) …  

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