Understanding Parts of Speech: Subordinating Conjunctions

An introduction to understanding subordinating conjunctions.

 

Objectives:

• Students will know what a subordinating conjunction is.

• Students will learn to recognize subordinating conjunctions in a sentence.

 

Suggested Grades:

7th - 12th Grade - Secondary Education - High School

Lesson Procedure:

Students should read the lesson, and complete the worksheet. As an option, teachers may also use the lesson as part of a classroom lesson plan.

 

Lesson Excerpt:

Exploring Subordinating Conjunctions

• Conjunctions are a part of speech that link elements of a sentence together.

• Subordinating conjunctions are a special type of conjunction that specifically link certain types of clauses to each other, namely what are called dependent clauses to independent clauses.

• By using subordinating conjunctions properly, you can learn create proper sentences that are grammatically correct.

• In this lesson, you will learn about subordinating conjunctions.

What is a Subordinating Conjunction?

Subordinating conjunctions are conjunctions that introduce a dependent clause, a clause that cannot stand by itself in a sentence.

 

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