Daily Grammar

Lesson 84

Parts of Speech - Conjunctions

A conjunction is a word that joins other words, phrases, or clauses. Subordinate conjunctions join dependent clauses (a sentence that must be attached to another clause to make sense) to independent clauses (a sentence that makes sense by itself).

Some common subordinate conjunctions are after, although, as, as if, because, before, if, since, so that, than, unless, until, when, where, while.

Instructions: Find the subordinate conjunctions in these sentences.

1. If you don't mind, I will return in a week.

If you don't mind, I will return in a week.

2. I am working hard because I want to succeed.

I am working hard because I want to succeed.

3. I will not be going north until the weather changes.

I will not be going north until the weather changes.

4. Unless you are correct about the trail, we will be lost in these mountains.

Unless you are correct about the trail, we will be lost in these mountains.

5. He can do this work better than I can.

He can do this work better than I can.

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