subordinating conjunction(redirected from Subordinating conjunctions)
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Related to Subordinating conjunctions: coordinating conjunctions
Subordinating conjunctions are used to create complex sentences containing one independent clause, or main clause, and one dependent, or subordinate, clause. The subordinating conjunction does two things: it introduces and subordinates the dependent clause (telling the reader that it’s less important than the independent clause), and it explains what relationship it has to the independent clause.
(Grammar) a conjunction that introduces subordinate clauses, such as if, because, although, and until. Compare coordinating conjunction
a conjunction introducing a subordinate clause, as when in They were glad when I finished. Also called sub•or′di•na`tor. Compare coordinating conjunction.
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|Noun||1.||subordinating conjunction - the subordination that occurs when a conjunction makes one linguistic unit a constituent of another|
conjunction - the grammatical relation between linguistic units (words or phrases or clauses) that are connected by a conjunction
|2.||subordinating conjunction - a conjunction (like `since' or `that' or `who') that introduces a dependent clause|
conjonction de subordination
n (Gram) → unterordnende Konjunktion