A CHECKLIST OF LINGUISTIC AND STYLISTIC CATEGORIES.
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3 CLAUSE TYPES. What types of dependent clause are favored:relative clauses, adverbial clauses, different types of nominal clauses (that—clauses, wh—clauses, etc)? Are reduced or non-finite clauses commonly used, and if so, of what type are they (infinitive clauses, —ing clauses, —ed clauses, verbless clauses)?
On my right hand there were lines... (independent clause)
(ii) The sequence in which pieces of information are released is only part of what is odd about this way of putting things. It is also to be noted that the factual antecedent information is backgrounded by being placed in subordinate positions in these sentences (see 7.5. 1). The following is a skeleton diagram of the clause structure of (11), and we note that the progressive embedding of one clause in another follows the retrogressive path of Pemberton’s mind reconstructing the sources of his present predicament:
working - class(1)
Adverbial CL.of time Main CL.
Noun CL. Adverbial CL. of manner
That I couldn't quite see... as though...argument
Noun CL. with introductory “it”
That it was... of six...
That made it...cotton mill...