Unit 9: More About Clauses: 9.4 Direct subordination

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At this point it is necessary to reintroduce the concept of the Rank Scale or hierarchy of grammatical units. (See 5.4.)

[Cl] [Cl]
(ph) (ph) (ph)
wo wo wo wo wo
mo- mo- mo- mo- mo- mo-

The subordinated items we have looked at so far involve items at the same level on the Rank Scale:

Clause within Clause     [     [     ]     ]

Phrase within Phrase     (     (     )     )

This is Direct Subordination.