With two children and an ailing mother, she had three dependents in all.
(grammar) An element in phrase or clause structure that is not the head. Includes complements, modifiers and determiners.
(grammar) The aorist subjunctive or subjunctive perfective: a form of a verb not used independently but preceded by a particle to form the negative or a tense form. Found in Greek and in the Gaelic languages.
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