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Subordinate Conjunctions

Subordinate conjunctions have one main purpose: to join clauses of unequal rank. These conjunctions join an independent clause to a subordinate clause. For example:

"Although subordinate conjunctions may have a lower job than coordinating conjunctions, they are more in number."

The above sentence uses the subordinate conjunction "although" to provide a relationship between the subordinate clause (before the comma) and the independent clause (after the comma). This example also shows that subordinate conjunctions don't always have to be in between what they are connecting.

The example sentence is also true. There are many more subordinate conjunctions than there are coordinating conjunctions. Here are some common subordinate conjunctions.

after

although

as

because

before

consequently

if

since

then

though

unless

until

when

where

whether

which

while

 

 

 

 





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