main clause

n=4


a: Main clause ~
b: a mother

What: "A main clause is like a mother, and a subordinate clause is like a baby on the mother's back"

Useful?
Writer: Nelson Thorne
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 10 2013 4:29 PM



a: Main clause ~
b: the trunk of a tree

What: "A main clause is like the trunk of a tree." The whole sentence sits on the trunk of the main clause.

Useful?
Writer: Robert John Hoare
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 10 2013 4:33 PM



a: Main clause ~
b: a wife who can cook independently

What: "While teaching the difference between Main Clause and the Subordinate Clause, I usually say that main clause can work independently and subordinate clause can't . At that tim e in my classes I make a comparison by saying that the main clause is like a wife who can cook independently without her husband's presence. That is, she need not depend on him. But subordinate clause is like husband who has to depend on his wife for food."

Useful?
Writer: Rosalia H Bonjour , Ph.D.
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 10 2013 4:35 PM


The Shadow Clause

a: Main clause ~
b: shining a spotlight on it

What: "Putting an idea in a main clause is like shining a spotlight on it; putting it in a subordinate clause [...] is like placing it in the shadow"

Useful?
Writer: Leech
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 10 2013 4:38 PM



Green Venn Diagram

METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.