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


main clause

BrE BrE//ˌmeɪn ˈklɔːz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmeɪn ˈklɔːz//
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a group of words that includes a subject and a verb and can form a sentence compare subordinate clause
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: main clause