Monday, October 12, 2020

 Subordinating Conjunctions

A subordinating clause is a part of a sentence that adds additional information to the main clause. A subordinating conjunction is simply the word/words that is used to join a subordinating clause to another clause or sentence.

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Subordinating Conjunctions

1.Although—means "in spite of the fact that":

Although it was raining, I ran home.

She showed up, although she felt sick.

Although my mom told me to come home early, I stayed out late.

2.After—indicates "subsequently to the time when":

Please text me after you arrive at the shopping mall.

We were forced to stop watching TV after the electricity went out.

I always tell my daughter that she can have dessert after she eats her dinner.

3.Before—indicates "earlier than the time that":

He had written a living will before he died.

Before he contacted me, I was going to call him.

I need to finish the dishes before my wife gets home.

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4.Because—means "for the reason that":

Because he was smart and worked hard, he was able to make a lot of money.

They stopped building the house because it was pouring.

I love dogs because they are so cute.

5.How—means "the way in which":

I wonder how you did it.

He explained how he completed it in a few days.

Can you show me how you fixed the computer?

6.If—means "in the event that":

If it is sunny tomorrow, we can go to the beach.

If I receive a promotion, you will be the first to know.

You can watch TV if you finish your homework.

7.Once—indicates "at the moment when":

Once you see him, you will recognize him.

Once the light came on, we all shouted with joy.

Call me once you start having contractions.

8.Since—means "from the time when":

I’ve been a singer since I was young.

Since he graduated, he has been doing nothing.

This building has been remodeled three times since I lived here.

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9.So that—means "in order to":

So that she could keep her position, she didn’t complain at all.

He finished his work as fast as possible so that he could leave early.

He worked harder for a raise so he could buy a nice car.

10.Until—means "up to the time that":

Don’t go anywhere until I come back.

She didn’t realize her talent in painting until her teacher mentioned it.

They won’t allow us to sit until everyone arrives.

11.Unless—means "except, on the condition":

You will not pass the exam unless you get a score of 80 or higher.

I will not tell you anything unless you tell me what you know first.

Unless you ask her, you will never know.

12.When—means "at that time":

When I came in the room, everyone looked at me.

I woke up when my baby was crying.

I started looking for a gas station when my gas light went on.

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13.While—means "during the time":

Someone called you while you were at the meeting.

We met while we were working at the University.

My dog started barking while I was talking on the phone.

14.Where—indicates "in the place":

This is where I came from.

Please tell me where you are going.

I need to know where John hid the present.

15.Whether—means "if it is true or not":

We will have a picnic whether it rains or not.

It is time to decide whether we should take action.

You need to decide whether or not you are hungry.

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