Some subordinate conjunctions: Although, if, because
Although, if, because • Although is used to emphasize a contrast, a difference, or something unexpectedAlthough the symbol was well-known, it was not well-respected. • Ifis used to present a conditionIf a corporation wants to grow, it needs to know a lot about finance. • Because is used to present a reasonShe felt sick because she consumed 4 hot dogs, and 3 cups of soda.
Sentence construction • Although, if, and because are subordinate conjunctions. They are used to join two clauses in one sentence. A clause is a group of words that has a subject and a verb. • A subordinate conjunction can come between the 2 clauses or at the beginning of the first clause.
Comma Rule • Clause subordinate conjunction clause.The symbol was not well-respected although it was well-known. • Subordinate conjunction clause, clause.Although the symbol was well-known, it was not well-respected. Because the company’s jeans became very popular, its revenue increased.
Complete these sentences: • If you equate your product with young people_________________________ • He converted his dollars to Euros because_______________________ • ______________________if you are a smart consumer.
Write more sentences • Write 6 sentences that each contain a subordinate conjunction. Try to use some vocabulary words from Inside Reading II.