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We will take away your freedoms until you behave.

Is until you behave the subordinate clause or is it the prepositional phrase with the finite clause as the complement of the preposition until in the sentence above?

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anonymous

We will take away your freedoms until you behave.

Is until you behave the subordinate clause or is it the prepositional phrase with the finite clause as the complement of the preposition until in the sentence above?

It depends on which analytical method you use. There are some systems of analysis (e.g., Cambridge) these days in which 'until you behave' might be called a prepositional phrase. In traditional grammar textbooks, however, 'until you behave' is a subordinate clause.

CJ

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"Until" is a conjunction there.

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