A conjunction that introduces a subordinating clause, e.g. although, because. Contrasted with coordinating conjunction.
More example sentences
- 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.
More definitions of subordinating conjunctionDefinition of subordinating conjunction in:
- The US English dictionary