A conjunction that introduces a subordinate clause, e.g., although, because.Contrasted with coordinating conjunction
- ‘Questions beginning with a subordinating conjunction or a relative pronoun are complete sentences.’
- ‘The independent clause must be connected to the dependent clause in a subordinating conjunction.’
- ‘There are a great many subordinating conjunctions in the English language.’
- ‘Notice that the comma comes at the end of the clause, not after the subordinating conjunction.’
- ‘You could also think of the subordinating conjunction as a prepositional phrase, and you always need a comma after a prepositional phrase that starts a sentence.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.