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periodic sentence


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sentence in which the main clause or its predicate is withheld until the end; for example, Despite heavy winds and nearly impenetrable ground fog, the plane landed safely.

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  • n. A sentence whose main clause appears at its end.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a complex sentence in which the main clause comes last and is preceded by the subordinate clause


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