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embedded sentence

in transformational generative grammar, a subordinate clause in a complex sentence. According to this analysis, the complex sentence The dog chased the squirrel that stole the peanut has a deep structure consisting of two sentences, The dog chased the squirrel and The squirrel stole the peanut. In its surface structure, the second sentence is embedded within the first.

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Psychology term of the day

March 2nd 2024



n. a person who is able to accomplish some action or desired result.