chapter  15
Inter-clausal relations and patterns of complex sentences
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We recognise three major types of complex sentences in terms of the logicosemantic relations between the clauses: causal, coordinate, and adversative complex clauses, which each falls into different subtypes. Different (sub)types of complex sentences show different patterns and these patterns may exert a countereffect upon the clauses that enter into the pattern; that is, the pattern dictates how the relation between clauses is to be interpreted.