Subordinating Conjunctions

connect two complete ideas by making one of the ideas subordinate or less important than the other

Clauses  All clauses have a subject and a verb • Subordinate clauses cannot stand alone • Ex: before Nate left on his trip Subject Verb • Independent clauses can stand alone as a complete sentence. . • Ex: Nate left on his trip.

• Ex: Nate left on his trip. .Clauses  All clauses have a subject and a verb • Subordinate clauses cannot stand alone • Ex: before Nate left on his trip Subordinating Conjunction • Independent clauses can stand alone as a complete sentence.

List of Subordinating Conjunctions           After Although As As if As long as As soon as As though Because Before Even if           Even though If In order that Lest Now that Since So that Than Though Till .

Whenever Jessica flips her hair. The tree will fall over unless we replace the top soil. the burglar fled the bank without harming the teller. all the boys in the class lose their focus.Examples    After considering the consequences of murder. .

the subordinating clause is separated from the independent clause with a comma.Punctuating with subordinate conjunctions  When the subordinating clause begins the sentence. .  No comma is used when the subordinating clause follow the independent clause.

 Quiz .

A) After B) Because C) Although D) none of the above . ______ Nat is often annoying. Choose the correct subordinating conjunction to complete the sentence. he can be very kind.1.

A) Before B) Even though C) Where D) none of the above . make sure you let them know you’re coming. ________ you go to the party.2.

We will have classes tomorrow ______ it snows in the morning.3. A) as if B) so that C) unless D) none of the above .

4. We like Professor Garcia _____ she presents information clearly. A) even though B) because C) although D) none of the above .

My nephews and nieces are fun to baby sit _______ they’re awfully noisy.5. A) if B) as C) even though D) none of the above .

6. the dogs got into the garbage cans. ________ you were napping. A) While B) Where C) So that D) none of the above .

_______ we moved to this neighborhood. our car has been broken into three times. A) Since B) Before C) As D) none of the above .7.

A) although B) unless C) so that D) none of the above .8. I want to go to Hollywood _______ I can fulfill my dream of being a movie star.

_______ I see a good opportunity. I try to take advantage of it.9. A) Although B) When C) Unless D) none of the above .

____ you apologize.10. Danielle probably will forgive you. A) So that B) As C) If D) none of the above .

.Assignment   Write five sentences beginning with a subordinating conjunction. Write another 5 sentences with the subordinating conjunction in the middle of the sentence separating the two clauses.