Last week we started a series on conjunctions and the relationships they express and we promised to talk about subordinating conjunctions today. We hope you are ready to learn.
A subordinating conjunction introduces a subordinating clause; e.g. although, because.
Here’s a list of subordinating conjunctions and the relationships they express.
After, before, once, since, until, when, while, whenever: time
As, because, since: reason/cause
In order that, so, so that: purpose/result
If, even if, provided that, unless: condition
Although, even though, though, whereas: contrast
Where, wherever: place/location
Rather than, whether: choice
Before you use any of these conjunctions make sure it means exactly what you want to express.
Just like we did last week, complete these sentences using any of these conjunctions.
The car wouldn’t start yesterday. The fuel tank was empty.
Segun had a hard time with English. Segun managed to a C.
Daddy balanced himself at the top of the ladder. Daddy lost his footing and fell.
See you next week!