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Subordination - #3 • There are two kinds of clauses: main clause and subordinate clause. • A main clause (also called independent clause) can stand by itself and make sense. • A subordinate clause (also called a dependent clause) is a group of words that contains a subject and a predicate but depends on the main clause to complete its meaning. Example: We will not leave the house (main clause) unless it stops raining. (subordinate clause) Slide 1 of 4
Subordinate Conjunctions: • A subordinate conjunction is a word or group of words used to connect a subordinate clause to the main clause. • A subordinate conjunction shows the relationship in meaning between the subordinate clause it introduces and the word it modifies. Example: Even though it is still raining, we will still leave the house. Slide 2 of 4
Some commonly used subordinate conjunctions are: after, although, as, as well as, because, before, despite the fact that, even though, if, in order that, just, provided that, since, that, though, unless, until, when , where, whether, while, why. • Relative pronouns such as who (whom), that, and which may also introduce a subordinate clause. Slide 3 of 4 PowerPoint ~ C.Cunningham ~ EAP 0380/0480
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