subordinating conjunction

A subordinating conjunction is a DMW. Subordinating conjunctions are conjunctions that subordinate one part to another part (as opposed to a coordinating conjunction). Usually, we see them subordinating a dependent clause to an independent clause.

Common subordinating conjunctions are:
after, although, if, unless, as, inasmuch, until, as if, in order that, when, as long as, lest, whenever, as much as, now that, where, as soon as, provided (that), wherever, as though, since, while, because, so that, before, than, even if, that, how, till ( or ’til), even though, though
Typically, any dependent clause that has a subordinating conjunction for its DMW will be adverbial. The counterpart of a subordinating conjunction is a relative pronoun (both are DMWs). (more)


The most common subordinating conjunctions in Greek are οτι, καθως, ως, γαρ, and οτε.


In Hebrew, the conjunction כי is often used as a subordinating conjunction.

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