Theory of Clause
... of Clause August 11, . Introduction This paper will analyze the theory of Clause as Representation including discussion of types of process, participant and circumstance and their realizations, and suggest ways in which this aspect of grammar might influence English Language Teaching (ELT) course design.
The Nature of the Clause
In grammar, a clause is a pair or group of words that consists of a subject and a predicate (Halliday & Mattiessen, 1999). A clause is different from a phrase. Clause could be dependent or independent. Dependent or relative clause is derived from a "basic structure" (Celce-Murcia & Larsen-Freeman, 1999, p.571). Usually, relative clause cannot stand alone as a sentence. In c...