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objective clause (plural objective clauses)

  1. (grammar) A clause that takes place of the direct object of a verb.
    • 1852, L. T. Covell, Covell's Digest of English Grammar[1]:
      When both subjects are different, an objective clause is often changed for an infinitive with a subject; ...
    • 2004, Michele Prandi, The Building Blocks of Meaning[2]:
      Though opposite in intentional content, for instance, the object of hope and the object of fear are encoded in the same way: both are expressed by an objective clause.

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