Subordinate Clause and Subordinate Conjunctions. Adverb Subordinate Conjunctions. Subordinate Conjunctions connect two sentences that are related. Remember both word groups must have a Subject and a Verb. Subordinate Conjunction ( When we arrived at class ) , it was right on time. .
(Whenwearrived at class),
itwas right on time.
Iarrived at class. The fire alarmrang.
WhenIarrived at class, the fire alarmrang.
Common Subordinating Conjunctions
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afteras before as if as long as as thoughbecausesince so that even if ifif onlyin order that now that oncealthough even though thoughtill unless untilwhen whenever wherewhereas wherever while
Here are the two rules you need to know about using commas with Subordinate Clauses:
Example: WhenIarrived at class, the fire alarmrang.
Example: Ilike apples becausetheyare sweet.
Notice that you do have a comma when the Subordinate Clause starts the sentence but do not have a comma when the Subordinate Clause does not start the sentence.
Dropbox Assignment: In the following sentences, underline the Subject once and put the Verbs in Bold. Put the Subordinate Conjunction in Blue Type, and put (parentheses around the Subordinate Clause). Add any commas that are needed
1. When he told the story everyone listened.