An introductory or review lesson about subordinating conjunctions and how to use them.
• to introduce or review the concept of subordinating conjunctions;
to introduce or review the concept of dependent and independent clauses;
to introduce the terms, principal clause and subordinating clause;
to provide examples of subordinating conjunctions;
to provide a list of subordinating conjunctions for future reference.
Subordinating conjunctions are used to join a dependent clause to an independent clause. They join unequal parts. Here are some common subordinating conjunctions:
After For Than While
Although If That When
As Once Though Whenever
As if Since Till Where
Because So Unless Whereas
Before So that Until Wherever
Subordinating conjunctions are used to connect the main part of a sentence, the independent clause, with a dependent clause that usually acts like a modifier.