Subordinating Conjunctions are used to connect clauses which are not of equal rank. One clause depends on the other for completing its meaning.
Subordinating conjunctions denote time, place, reason, effect, purpose, manner, condition, comparison, apposition and contrast.
Is Because a Subordinating Conjunction?
Because is a subordinating conjunction that denotes reason. Because is also used to show a cause-effect relationship between clauses.
Effect/Result + Because + Cause
- David deserves the reward because he has worked hard.
- Sandy cannot go out because he is ill.
- The child ran because he was afraid.
- We are delighted because our teacher is here.
- I love my father because he is honest.
- I went to the doctor because I had an injury.
- The teacher was angry because I didn’t do his last homework.
- We have never travelled to Europe because it is too expensive for us.
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