clause collocations and examples

 UK /klɔːz/

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part of a legal document or law

Nouns frequently used before clause
releasing you from an obligation: escape, exclusion, exemption, get-out, indemnity, opt-out, waiverAn indemnity clause protects you if you find you’ve bought a stolen vehicle.relating to something: confidentiality, penaltyThere is no penalty clause in the contract for failing to meet the deadline.
Verbs frequently used with clause
put a clause in: add, draft, include, insert, introduceThe union wants to introduce a clause compensating workers for the effects of inflation.have a clause within it: contain, include, incorporateThe contract included clauses that documents must be provided in Welsh.change or remove a clause: amend, delete, omit, remove, repealWe suggest amending this clause to read ‘to encourage compliance’ rather than ‘to secure compliance’.go against a clause: breach, contraveneThe committee ruled that the ad contravened Clause 10 of the Code of Advertising Standards.
Verbs that frequently follow clause
say something: allow someone, define, permit someone, prohibit, provide that, require someone, specify, state, stipulateMost insurance policies include a clause requiring the insured to maintain his vehicle in a safe condition.relate to something: apply to, cover, refer to, relate toVarious clauses cover the respective rights of landlord and tenant.

part of a sentence including a verb and a subject

Adjectives frequently used with clause
adverbial, finite, main, non-finite, non-restrictive, relative, restrictive, subordinateRelative pronouns introduce relative clauses, and they usually refer back to a noun in the main clause.
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