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    main clause/subordinate clause

    Hi

    If you heat water to 100 degrees celsius, it boils.

    ---is the first part of the sentence the subordinate clause and the second part the main clause?

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    Re: main clause/subordinate clause

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    [If you heat water to 100 degrees celsius], it boils.

    ---is the first part of the sentence the subordinate clause and the second part the main clause?

    Thanks
    Correct. The sentence in brackets is a subordinate clause because it is introduced by the conjunction "If". The subordinate clause may either precede the main clause or follow it. You can say: Water boils if you heat it to 100 degrees Celsius.

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