Definition of Subordinate conjunction
1. Noun. A conjunction (like 'since' or 'that' or 'who') that introduces a dependent clause.
Generic synonyms: Conjunction, Conjunctive, Connective, Continuative
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subordinate Conjunction
Literary usage of Subordinate conjunction
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An English Grammar for the Use of Schools by James Mollison Milne (1900)
"A temporal conjunction is a subordinate conjunction that is used in the expression of time. A conjunction of place is a subordinate conjunction that is used ..."
2. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1917)
"A subordinate conjunction is one which joins a subordinate clause to the principal clause of a sentence— elements which are not grammatically equal. ..."
3. Grammar and Its Reasons, for Students and Teachers of the English Tongue by Mary Hall Leonard (1907)
"A subordinate conjunction connects a subordinate clause to the principal one; or, ... A subordinate conjunction performs for a subordinate clause a like ..."
4. Practical Lessons in English: Made Brief by the Omission of Non-essentials by John Mahlem Berry Sill (1880)
"The definition of a subordinate conjunction shows that it may do one or both of two ... Whenever a subordinate conjunction introduces a substantive clause, ..."
5. New Language Lessons: An Elementary Grammar and Composition by William Swinton (1878)
"A conjunction which joins a dependent part of a sentence to the principal part is called- a subordinate conjunction—that is, a conjunction joining a part of ..."
6. A Grammar Containing the Etymology and Syntax of the English Language: For by William Swinton (1885)
"It is joined to the principal statement by a subordinate conjunction, or by a conjunctive adverb. [For a list of clause-connectives, see English Grammar, p. ..."
7. A Grammar Containing the Etymology and Syntax of the English Language: For by William Swinton (1878)
"... joined to the principal statement by a subordinate conjunction, or by a conjunctive adverb. ... introduced by the subordinate conjunction "because." 5. ..."