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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    you conceded defeat so graciously

    We were proud that you conceded defeat so graciously.

    Would I be right to the words in bold makes it an independent clause and NOT an infinitive, surbodinating or cordinating?

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    #2

    Re: you conceded defeat so graciously

    I think that the conjunction that is working as a complementizer here, in which case I believe the clause in bold would be considered subordinate.

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    #3

    Re: you conceded defeat so graciously

    It does not matter whether you label 'that' a complementizer, a subordinator or a subordinating conjunction. Whatever the label, it introduces a subordinate clause.

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