A subordinating conjunction is a word which joins together a dependent clause and an independent clause. A dependent clause- It was raining and hence I took my umbrella. Independent clause — “I took my umbrella” Because it was raining I took a umbrella(subordinating conjunction) NOTE:TEACH THE FORMATION OF SUBORDINATE CONJUNCTIONS TO THE KID.
FUNCTION 1: It gives a change between the two ideas in the sentence. This change will indicate a time, place, or cause and effect relationship. here are some examples: We looked on top of the refrigerator, where jenny will often hide a bag of chocolate chip cookies. The subordinate conjunction has two functions NOTE:TEACH THE FUNCTIONS OF SUBORDINATE CONJUNCTIONS TO THE KID.
FUNCTION2: In this particular function a clause is given more important. The less importance is given to the clause introduced by the subordinate conjunction. Example: As Samson blew out the birthday candles atop the cake, he burned the tip of his nose on a stubborn flame. NOTE:TEACH THE FUNCTIONS OF SUBORDINATE CONJUNCTIONS TO THE KID.
After Although As Because Before How If Once NOTE:TEACH THE DIFFERENT WORDS USED IN SUBORDINATE CONJUNCTIONS WITH EXAMPLES TO THE KID.
a)After: "Call me after you arrive at work” b)Although: "Although she was tired, she couldn’t sleep” c)As: "As we explained last class, coordinating conjunctions are sentence connectors” d)Because: "I painted the house because it was a horrible color” NOTE:TEACH THE USAGE OF SUBORDINATE CONJUNCTIONS WITH EXAMPLES TO THE KID.
e)Before: "Come and visit me before you leave” f)How: "Let me show you how to knit” g)If: "It would be fantastic if you could come to the party”. h)Once: "Once you’ve learnt how to cycle, it’s very easy”. NOTE:TEACH THE USAGE OF SUBORDINATE CONJUNCTIONS WITH EXAMPLES TO THE KID.
I live in India for the past 10 years. I am not familiar with most of the places although I have been living here for long. I live in India because my husband works here. As I mentioned earlier I am still unfamiliar with the places here and hence I find it quite tough to live here even after 10 years. I want to be familiar with India before I leave for France. Once I get familiar with the places I would feel good. I need someone to guide me on how to reach the important monuments in India. NOTE:MAKE THE KID TO READ THE ABOVE PARAGRAPH AND UNDERSTAND THE SUBORDINATE CONJUCTIONS.
Fill in the blanks using the subordinate conjunctions(After/Although/As) a) ………. dinner, we’ll go see a movie.” b)“……….. I’d rather not, I’ll make an exception.” c)“………you know, she’s rather eccentric.” d) “………studying I shall go to play.” e) “I went to doctor…………I felt better.” NOTE:MAKE THE KID TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SUBORDINATE CONJUNCTIONS AND FILL THE BLANKS.
Fill in the blanks using the subordinate conjunctions (Because/Before/How/If/Once) a)”………I reach home, I shall call you. b)……….the war is being fought in the Middle East, oil prices will continue to rise. c)………..getting dressed, I took bath. d)”Let me teach you……….to draw” e)We can have a great weekend ……you join us. NOTE:MAKE THE KID TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SUBORDINATE CONJUNCTIONS AND FILL THE BLANKS.
a)I was taught on……….to draw by Henry. b)She went to the Doctor………..returning from school. c)……….she studied well, she failed the test. d)……..it was raining, the clothes got wet. e)Fred felt bad……….he was got red handed for stealing. NOTE:FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH THE RIGHT SUBORDINATE CONJUNCTIONS.