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    What is the subordinate clause of the following sentence?

    The eight-wheel truck overturned unexpectedly and hit the wall with a bang and burned.

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    Default Re: Subordinate Clause

    Welcome to the forum, kjbong.

    There is no subordinate clause in your sentence.

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    Default Re: Subordinate Clause

    Quote Originally Posted by kjbong View Post
    What is the subordinate clause of the following sentence?

    The eight-wheel truck overturned unexpectedly and hit the wall with a bang and burned.

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    (1) If you look at that sentence very carefully, you will notice that it has one subject

    ("truck") and two verbs ("overturned" and "hit"). Books say that your sentence has a

    compound verb. Basically, your sentence is simply:

    Truck + overturned and hit + wall.

    (2) A subordinate clause is something like an extra sentence that adds some information:

    The truck overturned because the driver was going too fast.

    The truck overturned when it started down the steep hill.

    The truck overturned after the driver had fallen asleep.

    (a) A subordinate clause always needs a main clause (such as "The truck overturned").

    (i) If you walked up to a stranger on the street (sidewalk) and said only

    "Because the driver was going too fast," the other person would have no idea of

    what you were talking about, and she/he might think you were crazy!

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