Subordinating conjunctions are words that connect two sentences.
In this lesson you will learn how to use subordinating conjunctions like BECAUSE, IF and SO!
Table of contents of this lesson: Subordinating conjuctions
Subordinating conjunctions - Video
WATCH THE VIDEO AND REPEAT:
"HI KATE, WHY ARE YOU HERE?
I AM HERE BECAUSE I HAVE A CAVITY. IT HAPPENS IF YOU EAT TOO MANY SWEETS.
I’M SORRY. WE CAN PLAY TOGETHER AT THE PARK WHEN YOU FEEL BETTER.
OF COURSE! I WILL PRACTISE AT HOME WHILE I WAIT, THOUGH I PREFER PLAYING WITH YOU.
SO IT’S A DEAL THEN!"
We use BECAUSE when there is WHY in the question and when we give reasons:
- Why are you tired? I am tired because I helped my father.
- Why are you happy? I am happy because I love sunny days!
- Why are you smiling? I am smiling because I am happy.
We use IF to introduce conditions:
- If it rains, I won't come.
- Take it if you want.
- She'll buy you a new puppet if you pass the test.
Learn how to use subordinating conjunctions
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We use SO to introduce sentences of result or decision:
- I'm tired, so I will go to bed.
- I'm hungry, so I will eat a banana.
- They are great, so they will win.
We use THOUGH and ALTHOUGH to say "in spite of something":
- Though/although it's 8 o'clock, it's not dark outside.
- Though/although it's late, I'm not tired.
- She will understand, though/although I am not sure.
We use WHEN to say "at the time that":
- I love it when it rains.
- Tell me when you are ready.
- He will do it when he comes home.
We use WHILE to say that two actions are happening at the same time:
- Nick is old, while Tim is young.
- I will read while I wait.
- While she was sick, she watched a lot of TV.