from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sentence having no coordinate or subordinate clauses, as The cat purred.
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- n. A sentence that contains one independent clause and no dependent clause. Compare compound sentence.
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- n. a sentence having no coordinate clauses or subordinate clauses
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The effect of this simple sentence on the rest of the family was incredible: Dudley gasped and fell off his chair with a crash that shook the whole kitchen; Mr.. Dursley gave a small scream and clapped her hands to her mouth; Mr. Dursley jumped to his feet, veins throbbing in his temples.