Definition of Subordinating conjunction

1. Noun. The subordination that occurs when a conjunction makes one linguistic unit a constituent of another.

Generic synonyms: Conjunction



2. Noun. A conjunction (like 'since' or 'that' or 'who') that introduces a dependent clause.

Definition of Subordinating conjunction

1. Noun. (grammar) A word that appears at the beginning of a subordinate clause and establishes its nature. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subordinating Conjunction

subordinaries
subordinary
subordinate
subordinate-clause
subordinate clause
subordinate clauses
subordinate conjunction
subordinate word
subordinated
subordinately
subordinateness
subordinates
subordinating
subordinating(a)
subordinating-conjunction
subordinating conjunction (current term)
subordinating conjunctions
subordination
subordinations
subordinative
subordinator
subordinators
suborganization
suborn
subornation
subornation of perjury
subornations
subornative
suborned
suborner

Literary usage of Subordinating conjunction

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1. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"Altho denn than was very common as a subordinating conjunction after comparatives in early NHG, it is now in general much less used there, but it is not so ..."

2. Lessons in English by Fred Newton Scott (1912)
"A subordinating conjunction is one that changes an independent into a ... A subordinating conjunction often serves simply to introduce a noun clause used as ..."

3. Grammar to Use by William Dodge Lewis, Helen Margaret Lynch (1918)
"Distinguish between the subordinating conjunction and the same word used as a ... subordinating conjunction: I discharged him, since you wished it Plain ..."

4. Grammar to Use by William Dodge Lewis, Helen Margaret Lynch (1918)
"Distinguish between• the subordinating conjunction and the same word used as a plain ... subordinating conjunction: I discharged him, since you wished it. ..."

5. On Principles and Methods in Latin Syntax by Edward Parmelee Morris (1901)
"For the moment et becomes a subordinating temporal conjunction or et or atque a subordinating conjunction of comparison. The overwhelming preponderance of ..."

6. The King's English by Henry Watson Fowler, Francis George Fowler (1906)
"But the difference between a coordinating and a subordinating conjunction is itself in English rather fine. Every one can see that 'I will not try; ..."

7. English Grammar and Composition: For Higher Grades by Gordon Augustus Southworth (1901)
"A subordinating conjunction is one that changes an independent into a ... A subordinating conjunction often serves simply to introduce a noon clause used as ..."

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