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SCONJ: subordinating conjunction

Description

A subordinating conjunction is a conjunction that links constructions by making one of them a constituent of the other.

In Irish, subordinate conjunctions normally precede a subordinate clause marker such as go, a.

There is also a special case of tagging agus “and” as a subordinate conjunction (normally CCONJ), where the subordinate clause is missing a surface verb `to be’, yet will have a subject in use with a progressive aspectual phrase, an adjective, a past participle or locative adverb.

Examples

Source: Studies in Irish Syntax, Nancy Stenson (1981), Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag


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