3 Subordinate conjunctions There are lots of different subordinate conjunctions.Here are some of them:as soon asalthougheven thoughuntilwhereasbecausewhensincewhichunlessdespiteso thatA coordinate conjunction joins together two main clauses (clauses of equal importance); a subordinate conjunction joins together a main clause and a subordinate clause (i.e. clauses that are not of equal importance). The function of coordinate and subordinate conjunctions in sentences is explored in more detail in Clauses and Sentences Units 1–3ppt (a unit of Boardworks English Grammar and Skills Toolkit).whosebeforeSubordinate conjunctions can be used to join clauses together. They help to give additional information about key ideas in the sentence.
5 Time and placeThe following conjunctive adverbs (also known as ‘temporal connectives’) can also be used to show time and sequence: firstly, next, later, finally. Conjunctive adverbs are looked at in more detail on slides 11–13 of Conjunctions.ppt (a unit of Boardworks English Grammar and Skills Toolkit).Worksheet One accompanies this slide.