subordinating conjunction

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n subordinating conjunction a conjunction (like `since' or `that' or `who') that introduces a dependent clause
    • n subordinating conjunction the subordination that occurs when a conjunction makes one linguistic unit a constituent of another
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Usage

In literature:

Conjunctions, defined, 52; coordinating, 52; subordinating, 53, (not omitted) p. 34, ftn.
"A Complete Grammar of Esperanto" by Ivy Kellerman Reed
Subordinate Conjunctions are treated in connection with Subordinate Clauses.
"New Latin Grammar" by Charles E. Bennett
Use conjunctions rather sparingly, especially these subordinate conjunctions.
"Plain English" by Marian Wharton
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In news:

) Note that many subordinating conjunctions have multiple roles in grammar.
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