loose sentence
noun Date: circa 1890 a sentence in which the principal clause comes first and subordinate modifiers or trailing elements follow

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  • loose sentence — n. a sentence in which the essential elements, in the main clause, come first, followed by subordinate parts, modifiers, etc., as in some complex sentences: cf. PERIODIC SENTENCE …   English World dictionary

  • Loose sentence — A loose sentence is a type of sentence in which the main idea (independent clause) comes first, followed by dependent grammatical units such as phrases and clauses. The meaning of a loose sentence can be easily understood in the very beginning of …   Wikipedia

  • loose sentence — noun a complex sentence in which the main clause comes first and the subordinate clause follows • Hypernyms: ↑complex sentence * * * noun : a usually complex sentence in which the principal clause comes first and the latter part of which contains …   Useful english dictionary

  • loose sentence — loose′ sen′tence n. gram. pro rht a sentence that does not end with the completion of its main clause, but continues with one or more subordinate clauses or other modifiers Compare periodic sentence • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • loose sentence — a sentence that does not end with the completion of its main clause, but continues with one or more subordinate clauses or other modifiers. Cf. periodic sentence. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • Sentence arrangement — Depending on the arrangement of the words within a sentence and the placement of emphasis, a sentence may be classified as loose , balanced , periodic , or cumulative . A loose sentence expresses the main thought near the beginning and adds… …   Wikipedia

  • loose — 1. (Loose) (1500↑, 315↓) A woman s vagina after she has had many different sized penises. The slut is so loose, since she gets laid every night by a different man. Author: Lizzie http://loose.urbanup.com/217968 2. (Loose) (671↑, 169↓) 1. Opposite …   Urban English dictionary

  • periodic sentence — noun a complex sentence in which the main clause comes last and is preceded by the subordinate clause • Hypernyms: ↑complex sentence * * * noun : a usually complex sentence in which the principal clause comes last or which has no subordinate or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cumulative sentence — may refer to: Grammar Loose sentence, or cumulative sentence, a type sentence structure Law Consecutive terms of imprisonment. See Sentence (law) This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • complex sentence — noun a sentence composed of at least one main clause and one subordinate clause • Hypernyms: ↑sentence • Hyponyms: ↑loose sentence, ↑periodic sentence • Part Meronyms: ↑main clause, ↑independent clause, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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