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how: subordinating conjunction ?

Postby Hela » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:34 am

Hello Alan,

Would you say that "how" in the following sentence is a subordinating conjunction ?

I don't understand how (1) he could behave this way / (2) how this machine works.

Thank you in advance.
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Re: how: subordinating conjunction ?

Postby Alan » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:02 am

No.
It is an adverb, traditionally known as a conjunctive adverb.
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