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Subordinate Clause and Subordinate Conjunctions Adverb Subordinate Conjunctions Subordinate Conjunctions connect two sentences that are related. Remember both word groups must have a Subject and a Verb. Subordinate Conjunction (When we arrived at class), it was right on time. Subordinate Conjunctions For example, let’s take two sentences having a Subject and a Verb: I arrived at class. The fire alarm rang. You can connect these two sentences to show that there is a relationship between them: When I arrived at class, the fire alarm rang. The Subordinate Conjunction (When) connects the Subordinate Clause “I arrived at class” to the Main Clause “The fire alarm rang. Subordinate Conjunctions Common Subordinating Conjunctions Page 234 of the text after as before as if as long as as though because since so that even if if if only in order that now that once although even though though till unless until when whenever where whereas wherever while Subordinate Conjunctions Here are the two rules you need to know about using commas with Subordinate Clauses: Use commas after subordinate clauses that introduce sentences. Example: When I arrived at class, the fire alarm rang. Example: I like apples because they are sweet. Notice that you do have a comma when the Subordinate Clause starts the sentence but do not have a comma when the Subordinate Clause does not start the sentence. Dropbox Assignment: In the following sentences, underline the Subject once and put the Verbs in Bold. Put the Subordinate Conjunction in Blue Type, and put (parentheses around the Subordinate Clause). Add any commas that are needed 1. When he told the story everyone listened. 2. He left after the game was over. 3. If you work hard you will likely succeed. 4. They interviewed the witnesses although they were hard to find. 5. Carlos liked the game because both teams played well.
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