subordinating conjunction


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subordinating conjunction

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.
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subordinating conjunction

n
(Grammar) a conjunction that introduces subordinate clauses, such as if, because, although, and until. Compare coordinating conjunction

subor′dinating conjunc′tion


n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
conjunctive, connective, continuative, conjunction - an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
Translations
conjonction de subordination
alárendelő kötőszó

subordinating conjunction

n (Gram) → unterordnende Konjunktion
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Mr Gibb received a ticking off last week after he apparently failed to differentiate between a preposition and a subordinating conjunction while appearing on BBC Radio 4's World At One.
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When a sentence contains a subject, a verb, and a subordinating conjunction such as the word although--that is, when it is a subordinate clause--it is structurally incomplete unless it is joined to a main or independent clause.
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the subordinating conjunction or subordinating affix) always occurs at the end of the clause, as for instance in example (40) from Japanese.
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In another articles are eliminated, infinitives co-occur with finite forms, and there is no subordinating conjunction in the third utterance: "`Broma.