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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.








Comments

very useful lesson

I enjoy this grammar tip very much. Thank you. But I can't understand what the difference in usage between "although" an "though".

Chris, what idioms-?

Very useful lesson. I was chosing the right conjuctions for a long time - it was rather difficult. But I made everything correct. Smile
Although I didn't understand the rules before exercise.I don't know the titles of Subordinating Conjunctions in my native language. It will be better to write all them (Subordinating Conjunctions)in one table and explain when and where we should use them.( Sorry, it is only my propose)
Thank you for the lesson.
P.S.Chris, what sentences with idioms should we write??? Wink

thudzg Hi CHris, Same here.

thudzg
Hi CHris,
Same here. I can't find any IDIOMS for your excercise!!!!

i need

i need more examples for understand the uses of this words, could u send me a link for study more about it?

english

i enjoyed but a bit confused with 'although and though'

CHRIST IN ME MY HOPE OF GLORY

grammar

among the ones i got wrong how do i get the correct answers

CHRIST IN ME MY HOPE OF GLORY

If ...

If you change the tense in sentense 7 to Present continuous , than "while" is the conjunction we should use , isn`t it ?

no mistakes

the only 7 was difficult for me, but I did it correct when I imagined the situation of the sentence. actually he wants to buy an expensive gift for his father. his first aim is this so UNTIL is the right answer. Smile

Thank you Chris McCarthy

all correct

all correct

b.k says its very easy

b.k says its very easy