Definition of subordinating conjunction in English:

subordinating conjunction

Line breaks: sub|or¦din|at¦ing con|junc¦tion


A conjunction that introduces a subordinating clause, e.g. although, because. Contrasted with coordinating conjunction.
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  • Questions beginning with a subordinating conjunction or a relative pronoun are complete sentences.
  • The independent clause must be connected to the dependent clause in a subordinating conjunction.
  • You could also think of the subordinating conjunction as a prepositional phrase, and you always need a comma after a prepositional phrase that starts a sentence.

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