Notes On Subordinating Conjunctions - Usage - ICSE Class 10 English Grammar
Subordinating conjunctions are parts of speech that join dependent clauses to independent clauses. Sometimes referred to as subordinators or subordinate conjunctions, these important words and phrases may also introduce adverb clauses. There is only one rule to remember about using subordinate conjunctions: A subordinate conjunction performs two functions within a sentence. 1. It illustrates the importance of the independent clause. 2. It provides a transition between two ideas in the same sentence. The transition always indicates a place, time, or cause and effect relationship. after how Till although if unless as inasmuch until as if in order that when as long as lest whenever as much as now that where as soon as provided (that) wherever as though since while because so that before than even if that even though though Note: A subordinating conjunction always comes at the beginning of a subordinate clause. It "introduces" a subordinate clause. However, a subordinate clause can come after or before a main clause. Thus, two structures are possible:

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Subordinating conjunctions are parts of speech that join dependent clauses to independent clauses. Sometimes referred to as subordinators or subordinate conjunctions, these important words and phrases may also introduce adverb clauses. There is only one rule to remember about using subordinate conjunctions: A subordinate conjunction performs two functions within a sentence. 1. It illustrates the importance of the independent clause. 2. It provides a transition between two ideas in the same sentence. The transition always indicates a place, time, or cause and effect relationship. after how Till although if unless as inasmuch until as if in order that when as long as lest whenever as much as now that where as soon as provided (that) wherever as though since while because so that before than even if that even though though Note: A subordinating conjunction always comes at the beginning of a subordinate clause. It "introduces" a subordinate clause. However, a subordinate clause can come after or before a main clause. Thus, two structures are possible:
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