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Subordinating Conjunctions

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Transcript of Subordinating Conjunctions

EXAMPLES
before
unless
while
since
if
When do I use them?
You use subordinating conjunctions when combining a dependent and an independent clause.
EXAMPLES
Dependent clauses
Subordinating Conjunctions
A subordinating conjunction is a word/ type of conjunction that:
shows the relationship between the dependent and independent clauses in a sentence.
AND
provides a transition between 2 ideas within a sentence

Coordinating Conjunctions
A coordinating conjunction is a word (type of conjunction) that joins together 2 similarly constructed words, phrases, etc.
When do I use them?
You use coordinating conjunctions when you are joining:
2 independent clauses
2 individual words
OR
2 separate phrases
FANBOYS
An easy way to remember all 7 of the coordinating conjunctions is called
FANBOYS
:
F
or
A
nd
N
or
B
ut
O
r
Y
et
S
o
EXAMPLES
first independent clause
The OTHER ones...
"But" and "and" are by far the most common coordinating conjunctions used, but there are still others...
Examples
and
but
nor
so
yet
Coordinating and Subordinating Conjunctions
Commas
When connecting two independent clauses you can almost always use a comma. Especially in these situations:
AAAWWUUBBIS
An easy way to remember some of your subordinating conjunctions is
AAAWWUUBBIS
. This stands for:
A
fter
A
lthough
A
s
W
hen
W
hile
U
ntil
First of all...
Why are conjunctions important?
Conjunctions are important because they join different clauses together to create well-constructed sentences.
What are Clauses?
There are 2 types of clauses:
independent
dependent
Independent:
Dependent:
Independent clauses are phrases that can stand alone as their own sentences.

EX- The car is red.
Dependent clauses are phrases that must have another phrase with it in order for the sentence to make sense.

EX- When the kids drove the car.
CC
second independent clause
stands for Coordinating conjunction
I wanted to ride my bike,
but
the tire was flat.
LISTING:
Avocados, strawberries, mangoes, oranges.
and
CONTRAST (normally with the CC "but")
I put the cake in the oven, I forgot to turn it on.
but
I heard about the cold weather outside
and
bundled myself up with coats and scarves.
Nor-
For-
this uncommon conjunction is used for negative purpose most of the time. You will mostly see it in a "neither-nor" pair.
EX: I like mustard mayonnaise.
neither nor
most often used as a preposition, this CC is rarely used because of the serious implication it gives the idea that follows it.
EX: Sonja thought she had a pretty good chance to win a prize, her mother was in charge of the booth.
for
U
nless
B
ecause
B
efore
I
f

S
ince
Dependent clause
SC
independent clause.
SC stands for subordinating conjunction
You can write a sentence in this order or the clauses can be the other way around.
Independent clauses
Subordinating conjunctions
Our parents were driving the car
while
we were inside.
Before
I walked outside,
the dog had already stopped
chewing on my sock.
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