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What is a subordinating conjunction?

 

Definition
 

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:
     
    Generic
      A subordinating conjunction is a kind of
     
    Sources
     

    Crystal 1985 294

     

    Hartmann and Stork 1972 224

     

    Anderson, S. 1985 30

     

    Schachter 1985 46, 50

     

    Mish 1991 1175


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