Subordinating Conjunctions

Another type of conjunction is a subordinating conjunction. Some examples are after, although, as, since, until, when, and while. When placed before an independent clause, this conjunction converts it into a dependent clause.

Example of an independent clause: Jose Reyes is one of the Mets best players.

By adding “although” to the above independent clause (Although Jose Reyes is one of the Mets best players), the clause no longer expresses a complete thought. It cannot stand alone as a sentence. Thus, it’s dependent upon additional wording to complete its meaning. The independent clause has become a dependent clause.

True or False? If you remove the subordinating conjunction from a dependent clause, you have converted the clause into an independent clause.

(The answer will be in the next grammar post.)

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