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Subordinating Conjunctions

Subordinating conjunctions are used to introduce subordinate clauses (clauses on the bottom level).

Here is a list of subordinating conjunctions:

  • after*
  • although
  • as*
  • as far as
  • as though
  • because
  • before*
  • even if
  • even though

 


  • if
  • inasmuch as
  • in case (that)
  • in order (that)
  • insofar as
  • in that
  • lest
  • no matter how
  • now that
  • once

  • only if
  • provided (that)
  • since*
  • supposing that
  • than****
  • though

 


  • till
  • unless
  • until*
  • when
  • whenever
  • where**
  • wherever
  • whereas
  • whether or not
  • while

 

* Words marked with a single asterisk can also function as prepositions.

** The word “where” is more commonly used to introduce an adjective clause or a noun clause.

*** These pairs express “degree” and do not follow the usual pattern.

**** The conjunction “than” is unusual in that the predicate of the subordinate clause is often omitted.

 

Instructions for the Quiz

For each sentence, identify the underlined word. There are three possible choices: