Completing the Sentence with Subordinating Conjunction
A conjunction is a word that joins two parts of a sentence. There are two kinds of conjunctions - coordinating conjunctions and subordinating conjunctions.
Subordinating conjunctions establish relationships between two ideas and always come at the beginning of a subordinate or dependent clause.
In the sentences given below, until, after, so, because, wherever are subordinating conjunctions.
- Every year I try to stay up ___until___ midnight on New Year's Eve.
- My mom went to the bank ___after___ the mail came.
- He cleared the snow from the driveway ___so___ we could drive out.
- We left a large tip __because___ the service was so great.
- Trouble follows her ___wherever___ she goes.
These are some common subordinating conjunctions:
- Even though
- Now that
- Rather than
- So that
Combining Sentences Using Subordinating Conjunctions:
Subordinating conjunctions can be used to combine two ideas. Take a look at the sentences given below and consider how we can combine the independent and dependent clauses into one sentence.
|(A)||The game will begin.|
|Both teams are on the field.|
|The game will begin after both teams are on the field.|
|(B)||He got good grades.|
|He never studied.|
|He got good grades even though he never studied.|
|(C)||She did well on the test.|
|She could have done better.|
|She did well on the test although she could have done better.|
|(D)||Nicole walked the dog.|
|She went to work.|
|Nicole walked the dog before she went to work.|