Chapter 16. Conjunction (Cont'd...)
16.3 Subordinating conjunction
Subordinate conjunction may denote the following things:
(a) Time: Till, until, after, before, when, since etc. are the example of subordinating
conjunctions representing time. Have a look on the sentences constituted with them.
When it is raining, I take shelter under a shed.
I have been living at Kolkata since my father came here.
Wait until I come back.
(b) Cause: Since, as because, etc. are the examples of such class. Examples
of the sentences with sub-ordinate conjunction representing causes are:
As he is ill, he is absent.
Anybody can trust him since he is honest.
(c) Effect: He tells a lie so often that nobody can believe him.
I am so weak that I cannot walk.
(d) Purpose: He worked hard in order that he might stand first.
(e) Condition: If, if not, unless, that, in case, as if, provided, etc. are the
examples of such conjunctions. Few examples of such type of conjunction in sentences are provided below.
If it rains, I shall not go out.
Unless you help me, I shall fail.
(f) Manner: As if, as though, as-so, etc.
He spoke as if he were a lord.
Ram is taller than Shyam.
He is as poor as his brother.
He communicated us through telephone that he had arrived safely.
The young man could not earn much, however hard he worked.
Although/ though/ even though/ even if I cannot like him, as a man, I should be polite.
whatever I do, I shall not expose it now.
Whoever you may be, you cannot be allowed there.
I wanted to know whether he would go there.
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