A subordinate clause is a group of words, which include a finite or nonfinite verb. The subordinate clause cannot stand independently as it is not complete as a statement, and thus remains a dependent clause. it has to join the main or independent clause to complete a sentence.
- Everyone says that you are my best friend.
- When it got hotter, all of us sat beneath a shady tree.
- My uncle, who has a mongoose with a long body and tail, is looking for another mongoose.
The subordinate clause comes in different forms as follow:
- Adverbial Clause
- Noun Clause
- Relative Clause
- Nonfinite Clause