How many subordinating conjunctions are there?

What is a conjunction?

A conjunction is a word that we use to connect sentences, phrases, or clauses in order to prolong them.

You may probably wish to know the types of conjunctions.

There are mainly two types of conjunctions.

1. Coordinating Conjunction

2. Subordinating Conjunction

Moreover, there are two additional types of conjunctions are also available.

1. Compound Conjunction

2. Correlative Conjunction

You can learn the type of Coordinating Conjunctions with examples in the previous part of conjunction. In this part, we will cover the leftover parts of Subordinating conjunctions examples.

Let’s understand with the help of examples what a conjunction is.

1. Rahul wants to buy an iPhone 14.

2. He doesn’t have money.

The above are two different sentences. If you wish to add them, you can with adversative conjunction because these show a contrast. The bold words in the below sentence represent adversative conjunction.

For example; Rahul wants to buy an iPhone 14, but he doesn’t have money.

Let’s take another example;

1. He goes to school.

2. He works in a restaurant.

The bold words in the below sentence represent adversative conjunction.

For example; he goes to school and works in a restaurant.

By now you may have clarity on how conjunction connects two or more sentences, subjects, verbs, objects, etc.

Types of Subordinating Conjunction

1. Conjunctions of time

2. Conjunctions of reason

3. Conjunctions of purpose

4. Conjunctions of result

5. Conjunctions of condition

6.  Conjunctions of comparison

7.  Conjunctions of concession

8.  Conjunctions of manner

9. Conjunctions of place

We have already covered the first 6 types of subordinating conjunctions. If this part we are going to learn the Conjunctions of manner, concession, and place. You should learn coordinating and subordinating conjunctions examples. Let’s get started!

The conjunction of concession:- This conjunction we use to show any contrast.

Although, though, even though, even if, however, whatever, no matter what, no matter how, no matter where, no matter that, notwithstanding, admitting that, as, whether, much as, come what may say what you will.

(Although, Though, Even though)

There are similar conjunctions with little effect in use.

Note: always use a ( , ) or yet after these conjunctions.


1.  Though they are poor yet they are happy.

2. Even though she doesn’t know English well, she tries to communicate with foreigners.

3.  Although I don’t have much money yet I try my best to help everybody.

4.  Though he is thin yet he is tall.

5.  Even though he is ill, he goes to school every day.

(No matter what, no matter how, no matter where, no matter that)

1.  If you respect someone no matter what you are, he will respect you.

2.  No matter what you do to make somebody happy, they will never care for you.

3.  No matter where you are from if you are talented the world loves you.

4.  If you are fully determined no matter that you can do anything.

(Come what may, Say what you will)

1.  Come what may, I will learn English grammar.

2.  Say what you will, your words have no effect on me.

3.  Determination decides your destiny, come what may.

4.  He doesn’t obey anyone, say what you will he won’t listen to you as well.

(Even if, however, whatever)

1.  However good an actor you may be, if you are poor, none will take you in movies.

2.  Even if I have a lot of money without friends, it is in vain.

3.  It is your life live it however you want to.

4.  You must know whatever you are doing today will result in tomorrow.


1. Narendra Modi follows a very busy schedule notwithstanding he visits his mother occasionally.

2. People are educated notwithstanding they don’t have humanity.

3.  He doesn’t have any job notwithstanding he is jubilant.


1.  Free as he may be, he doesn’t spend time with his family.

2.  Far as we are, but the closest to each other.

(Much as)

1. Much as we want to be with each other for the rest of our lives, destiny has decided something else for us.

2.  Much as some people have the knowledge, they don’t get a good job.


Note: Use whether … or not pair.

1.  I am not sure whether he will help me or not.

2.  She doesn’t know whether she should continue her old job or look for another one.

FAQ 1. Is it but a subordinating conjunction?

Solution: No, It is not subordinating conjunction. It is a part of a coordinating conjunction. If you want to learn how to use it correctly go for Adversative and Illative Conjunctions with Examples.

It is subordinating conjunction of Concession with a lot of examples and detailed explanations. In case you have any doubts, please let us know in the comment. Wait for the upcoming part!

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