periodic sentence definition

  • noun:
    • A sentence where the primary clause or its predicate is withheld before end; for instance, Despite heavy winds and almost impenetrable surface fog, the plane landed safely.
    • A sentence whose primary term seems at its end.
    • a complex sentence in which the main clause comes final and it is preceded because of the subordinate term

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