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A conjunction is a word that “joins” two ideas or words together in a sentence.
There are three different types of conjunctions:
- coordinating conjunctions
- subordinating conjunctions
- correlative conjunctions
Subordinating Conjunctions connect dependent clauses to independent clauses. These conjunctions are placed before the dependent clause. Here are some of them:
although because since unless
Although it started raining outside, we continued playing football.
While he doesn't like chicken, they ate it everyday.
Because he didn't pay the application fee on time, he wasn't accepted into the program.
The comma ( , ) is omitted when the dependent clause follows the independent clause:
We continued playing football although it started raining outside.
They ate chicken everyday while he doesn't like it.
He wasn't accepted into the program because he didn't pay the application fee on time