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The proposed characteristics or attributes are as follows: predicate and modifier propositional density, number of connectors, negations, passive voice with "se" (in Spanish), subordinate clauses, lexical difficulty, vocabulary use frequency, and the presence of enhancement elements (words in bold type).
The head receives direct object (partitive) marking from the subordinate clause, however, its case does not correspond to the case of the relative pronoun.
Subsequently, pauses, dysfluencies (that is false starts and self-corrections) and subordinate clauses were identified and counted.
He said this was just one of many prefaces in the new translation that begin with a relative pronoun--"who," "in whom" or "whose"--treating a subordinate clause as flit were a sentence.
The parameter "type of clause" was removed, since one of the variant constructions observed was to be a finite subordinate clause.
1 implies that adverbial subordinate clauses, whether finite or nonfinite, launch their own superclause and constitute their own incremental updating domain.
Hence, some information from the long NP should better be placed in a subordinate clause or a new sentence.
Note how the consultant-poet has capitalized certain words, and placed them in the middle of the page: RUN-ON, CRASHING, SUBORDINATE CLAUSE, MAIN CLAUSE, SENTENCE, DROPPED.
According to Halliday (1994), both of the who subordinate clauses appear to give the illusion of the same surface structure, however, a closer analysis reveals different meanings.
Mood selection is governed by syntactic and semantic factors; these mood choices occur only in the linguistic environment of subordinate clauses (Terrell & Hooper, 1974).
The subordinate clause [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] is translated as "`Be' and `not be' belong, on this view, to the things predicated immediately of some things, in which case they become as much parts of the propositions as the subjects are.
In the Intervention schemes, they were taught about the possibilities of varying sentence lengths to create textual rhythm, and about altering the structure of sentences to shift focus and emphasis, for example by moving a subordinate clause or an adverbial phrase to the front of a sentence.