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Subordinate Conjunctions

Today you are going to learn about subordinate conjunctions an important part of English grammar.
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Grammar: Subordinate Conjunctions

Definition of a subordinate conjunction.
Subordinate Conjunctions Examples
  • She was late for class because of the traffic.
  • The picnic was over once the rain started.
  • The following words are subordinate conjunctions
  • after, although, as, because, before, how, if, once, since, than, that, though, till, until, when, where, whether, while
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Correlative conjunctions take a little more time to get than coordinate conjunctions.
Test: Grammar Subordinate Conjunctions

Study the examples of subordinate conjunctions listed above. For each test question, fill in the blank (________) with the correct subordinate conjunction.
1.  They decided to go home ________ the party was not over.

     a.  after
     b.  although
     c.  as
     d.  because
2.  She puts on her makeup ________ going to work.

     a.  before
     b.  how
     c.  if
     d.  once
3.  The teacher realized the exam was too difficult ________ many students could not finish.

     a.  since
     b.  than
     c.  that
     d.  though
4.  You can go to the park ________ the sun comes out.

     a.  till
     b.  until
     c.  when
     d.  where
5.  She likes to drink a glass of wine ________ returning home from work.

     a.  after
     b.  although
     c.  whether
     d.  while
6.  They traveled to Japan ________ they like the food.

     a.  after
     b.  although
     c.  as
     d.  because
7.  They traveled to Japan ________ traveling to Thailand.

     a.  before
     b.  how
     c.  if
     d.  once
8.  We decided not to purchase the tickets ________ the line was too long.

     a.  since
     b.  than
     c.  that
     d.  though
9.  The store usually has a sale ________ school begins.

     a.  till
     b.  until
     c.  when
     d.  where
10.  The game was finally over ________ the sixteenth inning.

     a.  after
     b.  although
     c.  whether
     d.  while
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