I was taught that subordinate conjunctions are used to link a dependent clause to an independent one.
This example was given recently in an English Grammar website and now I am confused:
"It is so cold outside, so I brought you a jacket"
Why is SO (subordinate conj.) being used, when the second clause "I brought you a jacket" is clearly an independent clause?
Only when the conjunction is added to it, does it become dependent. Surely then, that is missing the point?
Looking forward to your clarification on this. Thank you in advance