subordinating conjunction

or subordinate conjunction

  1. a conjunction introducing a subordinate clause, as when in They were glad when I finished.

Origin of subordinating conjunction

First recorded in 1870–75; subordinate + -ing2
  • Also called sub·or·di·na·tor.

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How to use subordinating conjunction in a sentence

  • An indirect statement is joined to the main verb or sentence by the subordinating conjunction ke, that.

    A Complete Grammar of Esperanto | Ivy Kellerman Reed

British Dictionary definitions for subordinating conjunction

subordinating conjunction

  1. a conjunction that introduces subordinate clauses, such as if, because, although, and until: Compare coordinating conjunction

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