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I remember my teacher giving an official name for words that are not a part of syntax analysis or not being considered in syntax analysis.

For example: 如果把义放在后而把利摆在前 "If you put justice last and put profit first"

In a syntax analysis what would you call 如果?

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    anyhow call 如果 a conjunction (连词) – user6065 Apr 14 '16 at 11:52
  • thx! that was the word i was looking for! – Nulle Apr 14 '16 at 12:54
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如果 is a conjunction meaning "in the event of", the same as if in English.

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