Definition of coordinate clause noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


coordinate clause

BrE BrE//kəʊˌɔːdɪnət ˈklɔːz//
; NAmE NAmE//koʊˌɔːrdɪnət ˈklɔːz//
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each of two or more parts of a sentence, often joined by and, or, but, etc., that make separate statements that each have an equal importance In the sentence ‘It stopped raining and the sun came out’, ‘It stopped raining’ and ‘the sun came out’ are both coordinate clauses, joined by the word ‘and’. compare subordinate clause
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: coordinate clause