Parts of Speech - Conjunctions
A conjunction is a word that joins other words, phrases (groups of words), or clauses (groups of words with a subjectThe subject tells who or what about the verb. Source: Lesson 91 and
verbVerbs show action or state of being. Most verbs are action words, but a few verbs indicate state of being or existence.
Source: Lesson 1).
Subordinate conjunctions join dependent clausesA clause is a group of words having a subject and a verb. A dependent clause is always used as some part of speech. It can be an adjective, adverb, or noun. It cannot stand alone as a sentence.
Source: Lesson 246 (a sentence that must be attached to another clause to make sense) to independent clausesA clause is a group of words having a subject and a verb. An independent clause can stand alone as a sentence.
Source: Lesson 246 (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, and while.
Instructions: Find the subordinate conjunctions in these sentences.
1. If you don't mind, I will return in a week.
2. I am working hard because I want to succeed.
3. 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.
5. He can do this work better than I can.