Subordinating Conjunctions Table

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Coordinating Conjunctions

Correlative Conjunctions

Table of Subordinating Conjunctions with their meanings and example sentences online for English learners and teachers.

after time sequenceI left after you came
althoughconcession and contrastAlthough I failed my last two exams, I passed.
astime Take notes as you read the article.
as far asplaceI will come with you as far as you go.
as ifmanner The man stumbled, as if he were about to fall.
as long asconditional time I will help you as long as you don't disappoint me.
as soon astimeCall me as soon as possible.
becausecauseI lied to her because you told me to.
because ofcause / blame I lied to her because of you.
beforetime sequence I left before you came.
by the timetimeFinish your worksheet by the time I come back.
even though despiteI passed even though I failed my last two exams.
howevercontrast We spent so much time on it, however, the boss didn't like it.
in case condition Take your umbrella with you in case it rains.
in case of condition Call 911 in case of emergency.
in order topurposeI want to improve my English in order to communicate better.
so thatpurposeI want to improve my English so that I can communicate better
though concession and contrastThough I failed my last two exams, I passed.
unless conditionI know her, she won't text me unless I text her first.
It's stoppage time, we are going to lose the game unless a miracle saves us.
until/tilltimeI have until/till Friday to take my grammar quiz.
whentimeWere they asleep when you arrived?
whenevertime She goes shopping whenever she wants.
whereasconcession and contrast It's only 12.30 here, whereas it is 5 o'clock in Margaritaville.
whereverplace He follows me wherever I go.