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Old English SyntaxConcord, The Parts of Speech, and the Sentence$
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Bruce Mitchell

Print publication date: 1985

Print ISBN-13: 9780198119357

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119357.001.0001

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The Complex Sentence

The Complex Sentence

(p.768) VI The Complex Sentence
Old English Syntax

Bruce Mitchell

Oxford University Press

A complex sentence consists of a principal clause and one or more subordinate clauses. The latter are clauses introduced by a relative pronoun or by a subordinating conjunction. This chapter discusses syntactic structure of complex sentences in Old English covering punctuation, subordination and hypotaxis, correlation and anticipation, the order and arrangement of clauses, semi-subordination, and the position of subordinate clauses.

Keywords:   Old English, syntax, complex sentence, subordination, clauses

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