Understanding Parts of Speech: Subordinating Conjunctions
An introduction to understanding subordinating conjunctions.
• Students will know what a subordinating conjunction is.
• Students will learn to recognize subordinating conjunctions in a sentence.
7th - 12th Grade - Secondary Education - High School
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.
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.