• the main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb
  • a main road
  • the chief aim of living|the main doors were of solid glass|the principal rivers of America|the principal example|policemen were primary targets|the master bedroom|a master switch
  • At a big cockfight main with Massa Lea early during the 1824 season
  • Uncle Mingo heard from an old trainer he had known for years that a hackfight was due to be held that coming Saturday afternoon behind the large barn of a local plantation.