{ bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195452', size: [300, 250] }}, Subordinate Clauses. var pbDesktopSlots = [ params: { bidderSequence: "fixed" bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776142', position: 'btf' }}, An independent clause can stand alone as a simple sentence while a dependent clause cannot. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195456', size: [336, 280] }}, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, iasLog("setting page_url: - https://dictionary.cambridge.org/example/english/subordinate-clause"); iasLog("criterion : sfr = cdo_dict_english"); Add the power of Cambridge Dictionary to your website using our free search box widgets. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [120, 600] }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654151' }}, name: "_pubcid", {code: 'ad_contentslot_3', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [320, 100], [320, 50], [300, 50]] } }, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346693' }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, Adverbial subordinate clauses are a combination of words that act like an adverb. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot3' }}]}, if(pl_p) Example: The subordinate clause has been highlighted. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448840' }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971080', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448841' }}, Subordinate clauses can appear in different parts of the sentence A language has subordinate clauses 'when it has a grammatically distinctive subcategory of clause whose most prototypical members characteristically function as dependent' (p. 208). googletag.pubads().addEventListener('slotRenderEnded', function(event) { if (!event.isEmpty && event.slot.renderCallback) { event.slot.renderCallback(event); } }); Subordinate clauses add life and interest to the sentence (just as the guy crashing on your couch adds a little zip to the household). var mapping_rightslot = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([746, 0], [[300, 250]]).addSize([0, 0], []).build(); { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot2' }}]}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448834' }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776160', position: 'atf' }}, If you win the award, I will buy you a new video game. The subordinate clause is Er kommt heute zur Party. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}, 73 examples: Just three very short paragraphs later, comes (11b), virtually an identical… { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195457', size: [320, 100] }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446383' }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, "noPingback": true, Example sentences using a subordinate clause. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654156' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195454', size: [336, 280] }}, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, iasLog("criterion : cdo_pc = dictionary"); {code: 'ad_contentslot_1', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [336, 280]] } }, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, googletag.pubads().disableInitialLoad(); Example of Dependent Clause: Every night before I go to bed, I eat bananas. { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_mpuslot4_flex' }}, 'increment': 0.01, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971069', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448841' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195459', size: [300, 50] }}, name: "idl_env", iasLog("criterion : cdo_l = en-us"); We met a man who could speak many languages. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195455', size: [300, 50] }}, Since the sun will shine today, we will go to the beach. { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_mpuslot2_flex' }}, Adverb Clauses. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971081', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, It seems that you have disabled your Javascript. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654192' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195465', size: [300, 250] }}, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, {code: 'ad_contentslot_3', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [336, 280]] } }, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [160, 600] }}, var mapping_houseslot_b = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([963, 0], []).addSize([0, 0], [300, 250]).build(); In English grammar, a subordinate clause is a group of words that has both a subject and a verb but (unlike an independent clause) cannot stand alone as a sentence. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346698' }}, Subordinate Clauses Examples. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_mpuslot3_flex' }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot1' }}]}, 'max': 8, We met a man who could speak many languages. iasLog("exclusion label : mcp"); Because I said so; He finally finished his novel, after months of research. googletag.pubads().enableSingleRequest(); We can go hiking. {code: 'ad_leftslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_leftslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/leftslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[120, 600], [160, 600]] } }, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654157' }}, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195454', size: [300, 250] }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448836' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [160, 600] }}, A clause is a combination of related words containing a subject and a verb. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_SR' }}, There is only one rule to remember about using subordinate conjunctions: A subordinate conjunction performs two functions within a sentence. bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162050', zoneId: '776338', position: 'btf' }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_leftslot' }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971072', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195458', size: [336, 280] }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195457', size: [300, 50] }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195452', size: [336, 280] }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot3' }}]}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_topslot_728x90' }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971079', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971073', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, name: "identityLink", { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971071', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, syncDelay: 3000 { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971080', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a9690ab01717182962182bb50ce0007', pos: 'cdo_mpuslot_mobile_flex' }}, I went to the store, but I forgot to bring my shopping list. 1. bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776146', position: 'btf' }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_mpuslot_flex' }}, var pbAdUnits = getPrebidSlots(curResolution); { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654150' }}, Anna’ is the subject, and the sentence is, therefore, a complete clause. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}, Here are examples of two independent clauses joined together in one sentence by a comma and a coordinating conjunction:. We can go hiking. They contacted the customer who had not paid the bill. You cannot create a complex sentence without using a subordinate clause in it. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971069', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, }, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot3' }}]}, how often), condition, cause and effect; and intensity (i.e. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, Because he was burnt by the kettle, he went to the clinic. Main clauses don't always have to come before subordinate clauses in sentences. googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_ei", "subordinate-clause"); googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_pt", "ex"); // FIXME: (temporary) - send ad requests only if PlusPopup is not shown { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, 'cap': true { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot4' }}]}]; { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195453', size: [300, 50] }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_mpuslot2_flex' }}, pbjsCfg = { {code: 'ad_contentslot_4', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [336, 280]] } }, The beach is a lot of fun, yet the mountains are better. }, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195457', size: [320, 100] }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448840' }}, It helps to relate the subordinate clause to the rest of the sentence. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195458', size: [336, 280] }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162050', zoneId: '776340', position: 'btf' }}, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_Billboard' }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776140', position: 'atf' }}, Subordinating conjunction comes before or at the beginning of a dependent or subordinate clause. A subordinate clause which acts as an adverb in a sentence is called an Adverb Clause. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654195' }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a9690ab01717182962182bb50ce0007', pos: 'cdo_mpuslot4_mobile_flex' }}, After the dog ran This clause answers the question “when?” 2. This example contains the IC, “I eat bananas.” However, a dependent clause now opens the sentence. { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a9690ab01717182962182bb50ce0007', pos: 'cdo_mpuslot3_mobile_flex' }}, pbjs.que.push(function() { Noun clauses and adjective clauses cannot be moved. {code: 'ad_contentslot_1', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [336, 280]] } }, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654192' }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654150' }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654151' }}, {code: 'ad_topslot_b', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[728, 90]] } }, He does not like the people who smoke. By extension this order also appeared in subordinate clauses. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195455', size: [320, 100] }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195453', size: [320, 100] }}, storage: { {code: 'ad_contentslot_3', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [336, 280]] } }, The other one is an independent or main clause of the sentence. An example of a verb would be Anna walks in the morning. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971067', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, Here are examples of dependent clauses that are adverb clauses: When the president arrives; Because I can't wait for the bus; As if he knew what was going to happen; Than his sister can; If you can work on Sundays; Until the sun sets; While flowers continue to bloom { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot3' }}]}, }); bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776144', position: 'btf' }}, enableSendAllBids: false, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, The word? I met a friend who had helped me a lot. { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, }] {code: 'ad_contentslot_2', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [320, 100], [320, 50], [300, 50]] } }, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195453', size: [320, 50] }}, Example sentences using a subordinate clause. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971067', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, A group of us went to the movie, and we agreed it was enjoyable. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195464', size: [300, 600] }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971070', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, type: "cookie", { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '387232' }}, The trophy goes to whoever wins the race. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195458', size: [300, 250] }}, Walks’ is the verb. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654156' }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776142', position: 'btf' }}, A dependent clause without a main clause is a fragment. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_leftslot' }}, initAdSlotRefresher(); var pbTabletSlots = [ {code: 'ad_contentslot_1', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [320, 100], [320, 50], [300, 50]] } }, }, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195459', size: [320, 50] }}, Subordinate clauses can act as adverbs, adjectives, or nouns. Example from the Hansard archive. iasLog("criterion : cdo_pt = ex"); 2) A compound sentence is one comprised of two independent clauses joined using a conjunction. name: "unifiedId", } Example sentences using a subordinate clause. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346698' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195457', size: [320, 50] }}, googletag.pubads().setTargeting("sfr", "cdo_dict_english"); googletag.cmd.push(function() { The word in the example sentence does not match the entry word. {code: 'ad_topslot_a', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 50], [320, 50], [320, 100]] } }, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448837' }}, {code: 'ad_contentslot_4', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_mpuslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/mpuslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250], [320, 100], [320, 50], [300, 50]] } }, So, the verb is in the second position (after the subject). { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_Billboard' }}, It modifies (add information to) a verb (action) of the main clause in terms of ‘time, frequency (i.e. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195457', size: [300, 250] }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654149' }}, Subordinate clauses will often begin with subordinating conjunctions, which are words that link dependent clauses to independent clauses, such as for, as, since, therefore, hence, consequently, though, due to, provided that, because, unless, once, while, when, whenever, where, wherever, before, and … { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971068', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, Adverbial Clause; Adjective Clause ; Noun Clause; Let’s check out what are these different dependent clauses and how they modify the sentences. {code: 'ad_topslot_b', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[728, 90]] } }, Anna’ is the subject, and the sentence is, therefore, a complete clause. For example, "I will go to the market if you come with me" is a complex sentence. googletag.pubads().setTargeting("cdo_tc", "resp"); Because mom said so, I apologized to Cecilia. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195456', size: [300, 250] }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446383' }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_topslot' }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971066', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, }); { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195452', size: [300, 250] }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_topslot' }}, var pbHdSlots = [ 'cap': true { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195454', size: [336, 280] }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_mpuslot4_flex' }}, dfpSlots['contentslot_2'] = googletag.defineSlot('/2863368/mpuslot', [[300, 250], [336, 280], 'fluid'], 'ad_contentslot_2').defineSizeMapping(mapping_contentslot).setTargeting('cdo_si', '2').setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'mid').setTargeting('hp', 'center').addService(googletag.pubads()); { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195466', size: [728, 90] }}, var mapping_leftslot = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([1063, 0], [[120, 600], [160, 600], [300, 600]]).addSize([963, 0], [[120, 600], [160, 600]]).addSize([0, 0], []).build(); { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '387233' }}, Whoever is watching the dog This clause represents a person 4. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446385' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195455', size: [320, 50] }}, Subordinate clauses can appear in different parts of the sentence addPrebidAdUnits(pbAdUnits); { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654208' }}, window.ga=window.ga||function(){(ga.q=ga.q||[]).push(arguments)};ga.l=+new Date; bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776144', position: 'btf' }}, When she was sick, her teacher gave the exam. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, I saw a man who was crying. expires: 60 { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448837' }}, When you attach a subordinate clause in front of a main clause, use a comma: Subordinate Clause +, + Main Clause. bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162050', zoneId: '776358', position: 'atf' }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195466', size: [728, 90] }}, { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, Click on the arrows to change the translation direction. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654195' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195454', size: [300, 250] }}, dfpSlots['topslot_a'] = googletag.defineSlot('/2863368/topslot', [], 'ad_topslot_a').defineSizeMapping(mapping_topslot_a).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'top').setTargeting('hp', 'center').addService(googletag.pubads()); { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '446384' }}, Examples… { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, googletag.pubads().collapseEmptyDivs(false); Walks’ is the verb. Examples of sentences with adverb clauses, with explanations: Before I go to bed, I brush my teeth. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971067', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, Examples of subordinate clauses include embedded clauses and relative clauses. subordinate clause must begin either a subordinate conjunction (such as because, why, while etc) or a relative pronoun. Sitting happily, the chicken laid eggs. The chicken, who was busy laying eggs, sat happily. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971068', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a9690ab01717182962182bb50ce0007', pos: 'cdo_topslot_mobile_flex' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448837' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448840' }}, It alone cannot stand as a sentence because it depends on the other clause (independent clause) to give a complete meaning. { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654198' }}, dfpSlots['topslot_b'] = googletag.defineSlot('/2863368/topslot', [[728, 90]], 'ad_topslot_b').defineSizeMapping(mapping_topslot_b).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'top').setTargeting('hp', 'center').addService(googletag.pubads()); }, She loves her husband, who never tells a lie. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, {code: 'ad_topslot_a', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, iasLog("criterion : cdo_ptl = ex-mcp"); If you win the award, I will buy you a new video game. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971080', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195457', size: [300, 250] }}, 'min': 8.50, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971079', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776146', position: 'btf' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195459', size: [300, 250] }}, The two clauses are joined by the connective 'where'. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}, },{ In the above example, main clause comes before the dependent clause. 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