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subordination

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Each sentence has three essential parts: (1) the subject, (2) the verb, and (3) the other stuff, which is governed by the kind of verb chosen. Writers then begin to add to this basic structure. They add one-word additions (adjectives, adverbs, noun modifiers, etc.) Or they add multiword additions, which are phrases and clauses. These additions occupy subordinate parts of the sentence. The process of adding these words and structures to the basic sentence is called subordination. At least, that's what I call it.

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