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The purpose of this paper is to establish categories of embedded clauses in accordance with those of other syntactic units. Syntatic units in syntax can be classified as levels of 'word-phrase-embedded clause'. This study began with the premise that embedded clauses can also have a system of categories similar to that of word level. First, general characteristics of embedded clauses are presented. Based on them, embedded clauses are tentatively classified into noun, adnominal, adverbial, and verbal clauses. By showing the ground for the classification, a system of categories is established, and, at the same time, categories of syntactic units are systematized into levels of 'word-phrase-embedded clause'.