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Marked by the use of connecting words between clauses or sentences, explicitly showing the logical or other relationships between them: ‘I am tired because it is hot.’ Such use of syntactic subordination of one clause to another is known as hypotaxis. The opposite kind of construction, referred to as paratactic, simply juxtaposes clauses or sentences: ‘I am tired; it is hot’. See also syntax.

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