Subordinating conjunctions

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Definition[edit | edit source]

  • Subordinating conjunction "subordinates" an IC into a DC
    • Subordinating conjunctions render, or turn, an independent clause into a subordinate or dependent clause
    • also called "subordinators"
    • i.e, (SC) renders or turns an IC into a DC
  • the reason is the the SC creates the need for additional information after the SVO
    • ex. "I love baseball" = a complete sentence and thought
    • by adding a SC to the sentence, it is no longer a complete thought:
    • ex. "Since I love baseball"
      • "Since" = SC and it "subordinates the IC "I love baseball" by creating the need for additional information in order to complete the thought:
      • "Since I love baseball, I watch it every chance I get."

List of Subordinating conjunctions[edit | edit source]

  • subordinating conjunctions may be classified by their characteristic

Comparison/ contrast[edit | edit source]

  • although
  • even though
  • though
  • whereas
  • while

Cause/effect[edit | edit source]

  • since
  • so that
  • because

Chronology or sequence[edit | edit source]

  • after
  • before
  • until
  • when
  • whenever

Possibility[edit | edit source]

  • if
  • unless
  • whether

Place, relationship, manner[edit | edit source]

  • how
  • where
  • wherever