A subordinating conjunction joins a subordinate (dependent) clause to a main (independent) clause:
Here are some common subordinating conjunctions:
- after, although, as, because, before, how, if, once, since, than, that, though, till, until, when, where, whether, while
Look at this example:
|Ram went swimming||although||it was raining.|
A subordinating conjunction always comes at the beginning of a subordinate clause. It "introduces" a subordinate clause. However, a subordinate clause can come after or before a main clause. Thus, two structures are possible:
Ram went swimming although it was raining.
Although it was raining, Ram went swimming.