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Subordinating Conjunctions

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Before doing the exercise, let’s go over a few grammar terms:

Clause – a group of words that contains a subject and a verb.

Independent clause – a clause that expresses a complete thought.  Also called a sentence.

Dependent clause – a clause that does not express a complete thought, and therefore must be connected to an independent clause.

Subordinating conjunction – a word that introduces a dependent clause.  A comma is required after a dependent clause when it comes before an independent clause.

Choose the correct subordinating conjunction to complete each sentence.

By Thomas Williams

Thomas Williams is a teacher at EC San Diego English School

Link: Noun and Adjective Endings

  • 1. ___ he worked hard all year long, he wasn’t able to buy his father an expensive gift.




  • 2. ___ he didn’t have much money, he wasn’t able to buy his father an expensive gift.




  • 3. ___ he didn’t have much money, he was still able to buy an expensive gift for his father.




  • 4. ___ he works hard all year long, he won’t be able to buy his father an expensive gift.




  • 5. ___ he worked hard all year long and was able to earn a lot of money, he bought his father a very expensive gift.




  • 6. ___ spend a lot of money on a gift, he made a present for his father.




  • 7. ___ he buys his father an expensive gift, he won’t buy anything for himself.




  • 8. ___ he was shopping for an expensive gift for his father, he realized he didn’t have any money.




  • 9. ___ he bought an expensive gift for his father, he felt tremendous joy.




  • 10. ___ he buys his father an expensive gift, he needs to make sure he has enough money.