List of Subordinating Conjunctions

Conjunctions in English are words used to join sentences, phrases or clauses. The following is a detailed discussion of the list of subordinating conjunctions.

List of Conjunctions with Examples

List of Subordinating Conjunctions


  • Apposition – that, why, how
  • Reason – as, because
  • Purpose – that, so that, in order that
  • Effect – that
  • Condition – if, provided
  • Contrast – though, although
  • Comparison – as, as much as, no less than
  • Manner – as, so far as
  • Time – before, after, when
  • Place – where, wherever

List of Subordinating Conjunctions With Examples


List of Subordinating Conjunctions With Examples #1

  • We know that he is honest.
  • He said that he would go.
  • Tom told us that the train had left the station.
  • Tori made a promise that she would return soon.
  • I don’t know why she has come.
  • I don’t know how she has done this work alone.

List of Subordinating Conjunctions With Examples #2

  • Rokul deserves the reward because she has worked hard.
  • He cannot go out because he is ill.
  • As she was ill, she could not come to school.
  • As I am ill, I cannot go.
  • Since I am ill, I cannot go there.

List of Subordinating Conjunctions With Examples #3

  • We work so that we may earn a living.
  • Men work that (so that) they may earn a living.
  • Shut the door so that the child may not go out.
  • I study hard so that I may pass the examination.
  • Amal took medicine in order that he might get well.

List of Subordinating Conjunctions With Examples #4

  • Tom talked so much that his voice became hoarse.
  • It rained so heavily that paddy could not grow.
  • You lie so often that nobody believes you.

List of Subordinating Conjunctions With Examples #5

  • If you come, we shall go there.
  • He will die if he takes poison.
  • You will fail unless you work hard.
  • Ask him whether he will come tomorrow.

List of Subordinating Conjunctions With Examples #6

  • Though (Although) she was ill, she did his duties.
  • Though he is poor, he is honest.
  • Bishal finished first though he began late.
  • Although it was cold, the man did not light a fire.
  • Although it was hard, he did it.
  • Rich as he is, he is not happy.
  • The boy will never succeed, however hard he works.

List of Subordinating Conjunctions With Examples #7

  • This ripe mango is as sweet as honey.
  • This mango is not so sweet as honey.
  • She is as clever as I (am).
  • She likes you as much as I (like you).
  • He loves action no less than fiction.
  • He is taller than my sister.
  • The earth is larger than the moon.

List of Subordinating Conjunctions With Examples #8

  • Men will reap, as they sow.
  • It happened precisely as I told you.
  • This is not right, so far as I can find out.
  • This is not true, so far as I can see.

List of Subordinating Conjunctions With Examples #9

  • I shall leave the room as soon as my father returns home.
  • She had worked hard before she succeeded.
  • The patient had died before the doctor came.
  • He came after I had left the place.
  • He returned home after he had done office work.
  • Alisha came when I was getting ready to go out.
  • He came when I was there.
  • Rita came here while it was raining.
  • Make haste while the sun shines.
  • No one can harm us as long as (so long as) we are united.
  • Stay as long as you like.
  • Mini started as soon as I reached there.
  • Wait till the train stops.
  • Wait till the train arrives.
  • I shall read this book until my father comes back.
  • Do not detrain until the train stops.

List of Subordinating Conjunctions With Examples #10

  • I shall go where he will go.
  • You may go where you like.
  • I shall find her out wherever she lies.

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