I would like to clear up some longstanding confusion of mine on subordinate clauses, especially since it is a rather simple grammatical topic and it is about time that I learn it.
Which of the following sentences have a subordinate clause? I suspect that they all do, but I just want to make sure.
- It is not good that man should be alone. (Gn 2:18)
- He said that it would rain today.
- I could not decide which pancake to order.
- I did not see who was shouting.
- I was shocked that he would be so gracious.
If my suspicion is right, and each of these sentences contains a subordinate clause, then does it follow that a subordinating conjunction (that, who, whom, which) necessarily introduces a subordinate clause?
(I am assuming that all relative clauses are also subordinate clauses, as indicated on this grammar website.)