subordinating conjunction

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Synonyms for subordinating conjunction

the subordination that occurs when a conjunction makes one linguistic unit a constituent of another

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a conjunction (like 'since' or 'that' or 'who') that introduces a dependent clause

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Is there a relationship between Subordinating conjunctions, coordinative conjunctions and discourse markers and good readers' level of reading comprehension?
As can be seen in Table 2, the number of connectives structurally was between 15-26 in subordinating conjunctions, 21-48 in coordinating conjunctions, and 1-9 in discourse markers.
The third research question of the study was "Is there a relationship between Subordinating conjunctions, coordinative conjunctions and discourse markers and good readers' level of reading comprehension?
Pay special attention to sentences that begin with subordinating conjunctions ("coat hangers") and relative pronouns.
fix subordinate clause fragments by deleting the subordinating conjunction or by combining them with another sentence; and
When a sentence contains a subject, a verb, and a subordinating conjunction such as the word although--that is, when it is a subordinate clause--it is structurally incomplete unless it is joined to a main or independent clause.
In the context of writing a counter argument, students were taught the different emphases created by using coordinating conjunctions in compound sentences and subordinating conjunctions in complex sentences:
In a large number of languages subordinating conjunctions have been introduced under European influence.
In the Turkic, Mongolian, Tungusic, northeast and northwest Caucasian, and Uralic languages of the former Soviet Union, Comrie notes that subordinating conjunctions have been calqued on the model of Russian as with Adyge (nw Caucasian) s'da p'ome `because' (Comrie 1981: 34).
The AAE speakers used significantly more subordinating conjunctions and infinitives with different subjects than did the SAE speakers.
The AAE speakers were more likely to use multiple subordinating conjunctions when explaining ideas.
join independent clauses with a subordinating conjunction.
After you locate two clauses or subject-verb pairs in a sentence, look for a subordinating conjunction (or "coat hanger") at the beginning of the sentence or between the two clauses.
Therefore, as you're editing your papers, be especially careful of sentences that begin with one of the common subordinating conjunctions, or coat hangers.
It is a group of words that includes a subject and verb but cannot stand on its own because it lacks a complete thought or, as we said earlier, because it contains a subordinating conjunction or "coat hanger.