Subordinating Conjunctions List & Flashcards

Subordinating Conjunctions List & Flashcards
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A subordinating conjunction has to be followed by a subject and verb, otherwise known as a _____.
Clause.
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Identify the subordinating conjunction:

Simone is tired even though she slept in this morning.

Even though.

The independent clause: Simone is tired.

The subordinate clause: Even though she slept in this morning.

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Identify the subordinating conjunction:

Because the baby naps at this time, her daddy is taking her home.

Because.

The independent clause: Her daddy is taking her home.

The subordinate clause: Because the baby naps at this time.

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Identify the subordinating conjunction:

I am trying to make a decision whether I should stay for another hour.

Whether.

The independent clause: I am trying to make a decision.

The subordinate clause: Whether I should stay for another hour.

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Identify the subordinating conjunction:

Until he finishes his schoolwork, Ramon cannot go to the park.

Until.
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Identify the subordinating conjunction:

Ellie wants to go to the park after she eats lunch.

After.
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Commas are necessary when a subordinate clause comes _____ the independent clause.

A) Before, or

B) After

Before. For example: After she eats, Sheila takes a nap.
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If a sentence has an independent clause plus a subordinate clause, it is called a _____ sentence.
Complex.
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An _____ clause can stand on its own (or independently) as a complete sentence.
Independent.
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Clauses that start with a subordinating conjunction are called _____ clauses.
Subordinate. Subordinate clauses start with a subordinating conjunction.
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Flashcard Content Overview

This set of flashcards reviews the subordinating conjunction. It covers some of the most frequently used subordinating conjunctions and asks you to find them in sentences. You'll also review grammar terms and rules related to subordinating conjunctions, including how to figure out if a word is acting as a subordinating conjunction, an adverb, or a preposition. In short, review this set of flashcards to master the rules of subordinating conjunctions!

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Clauses that start with a subordinating conjunction are called _____ clauses.
Subordinate. Subordinate clauses start with a subordinating conjunction.
An _____ clause can stand on its own (or independently) as a complete sentence.
Independent.
If a sentence has an independent clause plus a subordinate clause, it is called a _____ sentence.
Complex.

Commas are necessary when a subordinate clause comes _____ the independent clause.

A) Before, or

B) After

Before. For example: After she eats, Sheila takes a nap.

Identify the subordinating conjunction:

Ellie wants to go to the park after she eats lunch.

After.

Identify the subordinating conjunction:

Until he finishes his schoolwork, Ramon cannot go to the park.

Until.

Identify the subordinating conjunction:

I am trying to make a decision whether I should stay for another hour.

Whether.

The independent clause: I am trying to make a decision.

The subordinate clause: Whether I should stay for another hour.

Identify the subordinating conjunction:

Because the baby naps at this time, her daddy is taking her home.

Because.

The independent clause: Her daddy is taking her home.

The subordinate clause: Because the baby naps at this time.

Identify the subordinating conjunction:

Simone is tired even though she slept in this morning.

Even though.

The independent clause: Simone is tired.

The subordinate clause: Even though she slept in this morning.

A subordinating conjunction has to be followed by a subject and verb, otherwise known as a _____.
Clause.
A word looks like a subordinating conjunction, but it is followed by a noun. It is this part of speech: _____.
A preposition.
A word looks like a subordinating conjunction, but it is followed by a verb. It is this part of speech: _____.
An adverb.

Identify if before is acting as a subordinating conjunction, preposition, or adverb.

Before breakfast, the kids play.

Preposition. Because 'breakfast' is a noun, 'before' is acting as a preposition.

Identify if before is acting as a subordinating conjunction, preposition, or adverb.

Before eating breakfast, the kids play.

Adverb. 'Eating' is a verb, so 'before' is acting as an adverb describing the eating.

Identify if before is acting as a subordinating conjunction, preposition, or adverb.

Before they eat breakfast, the kids play.

Subordinating conjunction. 'They eat breakfast' is a clause with a subject and verb, so 'before' is a subordinating conjunction. It is connected to an independent clause: 'The kids play.'

Identify the subordinating conjunction below:

Terry doesn't want to leave school unless she is seriously ill.

Unless.

Identify the subordinating conjunction below:

Whenever Terry feels sick, she prefers to wait it out and stay at school.

Whenever.

Identify the subordinating conjunction below:

If she feels sick, she will visit the nurse.

If.

Identify the subordinating conjunction below:

Simply put, Terry really loves her classes because she has a great schedule this year.

Because.

Identify the subordinating conjunction(s) below:

Wherever Byron goes, he enters the room as if he is a superstar.

Wherever and As if.

'As if' connects the clause (he enters a room) to another clause (he is a superstar). 'Wherever' links a clause ('Byron goes') to the longer clause that follows.

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