Independent: A clause that can stand by itself and still make sense. An independent clause could be its own sentence, but is often part of a larger structure, combined with other independent clauses and with dependent clauses. Independent clauses are sometimes called essential or restrictive clauses.
the Elements of Style, when I reexamined it in 1957, seemed to me to contain rich deposits of gold. It was Will Strunk's pan/urn opus, his attempt to cut the vast tangle of English rhetoric down to size and write its rules and principles on the...
This book provides a modern and basic introduction to a branch of international
law constantly gaining in importance in international life, namely international
humanitarian law (the law of armed conflict). It is constructed in a way suitable for
self-study. The subject matters are discussed in self-contained chapters, allowing each
to be studied independently of the others.
Other important elements of good design include independence of the agencies making funding
decisions, use of peer review and competitive procedures with clear criteria for project selection. Support
for commercialisation should also be temporary and accompanied by clear sunset clauses and transparent
As noted before, support policies also require a good understanding of the state of
development of green technologies; support for commercialisation should not be provided before
technologies reach a sufficiently mature state. ...