Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun

Definitions: (noun) (grammar) A clause is a group of words that usually includes a subject and a verb. In English, the subject usually comes before the verb. (noun) A clause is a section in a contract or other legal document.

Examples: (noun) In the sentence ‘This is the school that I used to go to.’, ‘…that I used to go to.’ is an adjective clause because it modifies ‘school’. (noun) The author’s contract contained a clause giving him creative control over the films.

Synonyms: nouns: article.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 5 D

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