Definition of Subordinative

1. Adjective. Serving to connect a subordinate clause to a main clause. "`when' in `I will come when I can' is a subordinating conjunction"

Exact synonyms: Subordinating
Category relationships: Grammar
Antonyms: Coordinating



Definition of Subordinative

1. a. Tending to subordinate; expressing subordination; used to introduce a subordinate sentence; as, a subordinative conjunction.

Definition of Subordinative

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subordinative

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

Literary usage of Subordinative

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Native Writings in Massachusett by Ives Goddard, Kathleen Joan Bragdon (1988)
"TA and TA+0 Theme 2 subordinative forra: (3p--lp) ... Only one form of the subordinative negative is found in the native documents; it is a TI: (3--0). ..."

2. Japanese Conversation-grammar: With Numerous Reading Lessons and Dialogues by Hermann Plaut (1905)
"The subordinative Form of the adjective is used in the same way as that of the verb (Lesson 2,17 and Lesson 13): a) If there are two or more predicative ..."

3. Philological Studies: With English Illustrations by Josiah Willard Gibbs, Karl Ferdinand Becker (1857)
"The subordinative or subordinating proposition •has been explained in the ... The subordinative proposition is not to be regarded as a composition of ..."

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