Subordinating Conjunction

A subordinating conjunction joins a subordinate clause to a main clause.

The following is a list of the most common subordinating conjunctions.

after how till ( or 'til)
although if unless
as inasmuch   until
as if in order that when
as long as lest whenever
as much as now that where
as soon as provided (that)   wherever
as though since while
because so that
before than
even if that
even though    though

An adverb clause is always introduced by a subordinating conjunction. A noun clause and adjective clause sometimes are.

Adverb clause: Before you go, sign the log book.

Noun clause: He asked if he could leave early.

Adjective clause: That is the place where he was last seen.

A subordinating conjunction is always followed by a clause. Many subordinating conjunctions can be other parts of speech.

Adverb:Jill came tumbling after.

Preposition: Jill came tumbling after Jack.

Subordinating Conjunction: Jill came tumbling after Jack had fallen.


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