The basic unit of English grammar is the clause:

[An unlucky student almost lost a 17th century violin worth almost £200,000]

[when he left it in the waiting room of a London station.]

[William Brown inherited the 1698 Stradivarius violin from his mother]

[and had just had it valued by a London dealer at £180,000.]

Clauses are made up of phrases:

[An unlucky student] + [almost lost] + [a 17th century violin worth almost £200,000]

[when] + [he] + [left] + [it] + [in the waiting room of a London station.]

[William Brown] + [inherited] + [the 1698 Stradivarius violin] + [from his mother]

[and] [had just had it valued] + [by a London dealer] + [at £180,000.]

We can join two or more clauses together to make sentences.

An unlucky student almost lost a 17th century violin worth almost £200,000 when he left it in the waiting room of a London station.

William Brown inherited the 1698 Stradivarius violin from his mother and had just had it valued by a London dealer at £180,000.


 

Comments

i can not understand this passege...........i am sad now.......

need translation :)
 

Sorry, but i can't understand i need more clarifications

It's wonderful

Ok anyone who understand could please explain it to me?

I still don't understand the difference between a clause and a sentence :(

i think there aren´t  any change just  two sentences joined

I do not understand .

clauses and phrases make sentence,but define what is clause and phrase.also in the text the use of had twice?how....."had just had"  means???
 

 what I understand is that  clause is single line, combination of word , explanation  and phrase is either word or combination of words with meaning. and sentence can be a clause or combination of clauses defining about particular thing.

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