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What is a subordinating conjunction?



A subordinating conjunction is a conjunction that links constructions by making one of them a constituent of another. The subordinating conjunction typically marks the incorporated constituent.

Example (English)
  • Listen when I speak to you.
  • Kinds
      Here are some kinds of subordinating conjunctions:
      A subordinating conjunction is a kind of

    Crystal 1985 294


    Hartmann and Stork 1972 224


    Anderson, S. 1985 30


    Schachter 1985 46, 50


    Mish 1991 1175

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