Subordinating Conjunctions # Grammar For IELTS

Subordinating conjunctions are of the following type-:

TIME
These are conjunctions which are used when you want to join two sentences to emphasize on time. Examples are -: before, till, since, while, after…
Two months have passed since she left the college.
I usually return home after 10 pm.
EXTENT OR MANNER
These conjunctions are used when the emphasis is on the way of doing things. Examples are-: according, as.
The players are chosen according to a certain criteria.
You will reap as you sow .
CONCESSION OR CONTRAST
These conjunctions are used two join two statements which contrast (oppose) each other. Example-: although, though, however.
The story is good however the writer is not able to portray it well.
He is an honest person although very poor.
He is very happy though he is poor.
COMPARISON
The conjunction is used when you are required to compare two sentences. Examples are-: as, as much as, than.
She is more intelligent than him.
I love it as much as you do.
RESULT OR CONSEQUENCES
The conjunction is used to explain the consequence of the other sentence.
She cried so much that she fell ill.

CORRELATIVE CONJUNCTIONS-: Conjunctions that are used in pairs are called correlative conjunctions.

EITHER… OR
He is either manipulative or extremely dumb.
Either her sister is murderer or her brother.
NEITHER .. NOR
It is neither correct nor neat.
You are neither intelligent nor smart.
THOUGH .. YET
Though I gave her all the equipments yet she failed to do it correctly.
Though she loved her yet never showed it.
BOTH …. AND
She is both a writer and a businesswomen.
She is both beautiful and intelligent.
NO SOONER……. THAN
No sooner did the bell ring the children left the class.
SUCH… AS
There is no such place as you tell.
SUCH… THAT
Such was his admiration for her that he left everything for her.
AS…. AS
It is as bright as the sun.
AS… SO
As the parents are so is the child.
SCARCELY… WHEN
She had scarcely recovered from the disease that she met with accident.

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