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Subordinate Clauses

A subordinate clause is a clause on the bottom level. It cannot live by itself.

Top Level
(co-level)

main clause / independent clause

Bottom Level
(sub-level)

subordinate clause / dependent clause

 

A subordinate clause consists of two parts. Study the following examples:

Subordinate Clauses

Subordinating Conjunction

The Clause Part (of the Subordinate Clause)

although

I was tired

because

he was wrong

even though

Henry studied hard

if

Mandy goes to the Prom with Toby

lest

we forget

once

I learned the language

when

I told a joke

since

Hannah got here

whenever

I watch a movie

while

I cooked dinner

 

Instructions for the Quiz

You are given some subordinate clauses. (Subordinate clauses are not complete sentences, because they cannot stand alone). Decide if the underlined portion of the clause is the

Quiz