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Coordination: Rabbinic Hebrew
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A coordinate structure consists of two or more units (conjuncts) of equal rank, usually joined by a conjunction (a connective word). As a rule, the conjuncts must belong to the same syntactic category.

1. Conjunction with -ו we-

The conjunction ו- we- ‘and’ is employed to conjoin two or more conjuncts. It regularly conjoins two words, phrases or clauses, but can be dropped in certain cases: (a) when the conjuncts are in the form of two adversative clauses, e.g., הצדן לצורך חייב, שלא לצורך פטור haṣ-ṣadan…

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Azar, Moshe, “Coordination: Rabbinic Hebrew”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 24 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000052>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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