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    Please confirm: dependent clauses

    Please help check; dependent clauses are in bold, their function is in itallic:

    1. The authorities are investigating how he managed to escape.-adverbial clause of manner
    2. How he escaped is a mystery to all. - adverbial clause of manner
    3. He ran away as fast as he could. - comparative clause
    4. He doesn’t accept the guilt for what he is said to have done. - nominal clause
    5. Escape has given what he dreamed about a new meaning. - nominal clause 6. Even if they find his tracks they won’t easily catch him. - nominal clause 7. He waded into the river so that his tracks wouldn’t be clear. – adverbial clause
    8. The outcome that he will be caught is not certain.- nominal clause, extraposed subject.9. The outcome that everybody wants is a return to the status quo ante. – nominal clause
    10. It is desirable that he should be caught in the end. - nominal clause, extraposed subject.

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    Re: Please confirm: dependent clauses

    Your analyses are, as far as I can tell, perfectly good.

    Where did you find all those names for dependent clauses?


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    Re: Please confirm: dependent clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Your analyses are, as far as I can tell, perfectly good.

    Where did you find all those names for dependent clauses?

    I found it in a grammar book that I'm using for self study.

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    Re: Please confirm: dependent clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by Fame View Post
    Please help check; dependent clauses are in bold, their function is in itallic:

    1. The authorities are investigating how he managed to escape.-object cluase
    2. How he escaped is a mystery to all. - subject clause
    3. He ran away as fast as he could. - adverbial comparative clause
    4. He doesn’t accept the guilt for what he is said to have done. - attributive clause or object clause
    5. Escape has given what he dreamed about a new meaning. - object (indirect) clause
    6. Even if they find his tracks they won’t easily catch him. - adverbial clause of concession
    7. He waded into the river so that his tracks wouldn’t be clear. – adverbial clause of purpose
    8. The outcome that he will be caught is not certain.- appositive clause
    9. The outcome that everybody wants is a return to the status quo ante. – attributive clause
    10. It is desirable that he should be caught in the end. - subject clause
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