Subordinating Conjunctions with Examples

A conjunction is a word that is used to connect two or more than two words or parts of sentences.

There are two types of conjunction in the English language

    Coordinating Conjunctions

     2.    Subordinating Conjunctions

In the previous parts, you can have an easy glance at our first types of conjunctions wherein you can learn the basic definition of conjunctions and all the types all together.

In this part of conjunctions, we are going to learn the rest part of conjunction with examples and types

Subordinating conjunctions are very important in terms of competitive exams. Let’s start the article without further delay.

Conjunctions of reason

 This type mainly focuses on the cause or reasons for something. The below conjunctions are used for it.

(Since, for, therefore, That, As, Because Now that)

    Since I was absent, nobody came to attend class.

    Since it was raining, he carried an umbrella with him.

    Since she didn’t hide anything from me, I cleared everything about my life.


      1.    People work from morning to evening so they can provide a peaceful life for their families.

      2.    Narendra Modi inaugurated an electricity plant so we can use electric vehicles largely.

      3.    The time to examine oneself is an exam for the students to burn the midnight oil.


     1.    Learning English is my passion therefore I keep improving myself every day.

    2.    She was ill therefore I prepared breakfast for her in the morning.

     3.    We had an arranged marriage therefore she doesn’t know much about me.

As   1.    As she is my soulmate, I am always ready to move mountains for her.

    As the new variant of coronavirus has arrived, the virologists are working on a remedy.

    Everybody can’t know you as you are not the prime minister of this country.


      1.    I do what I like because I listen to my inner voice and follow my heart.

      2.    We shouldn’t smoke because it is injurious to our health.

      3.    I love teaching because it teaches me unknown ways to live my life differently.

Now that

        1.    Now that she couldn’t pass the exam, she would prepare for it better next time.

    Now that most students are unemployed, they are engaged in illegal activities in order to carry out their household expenses.

    Now that the schools are once again closed owing to extremely polluted air, the students will lose their interest in studies.


    I am blessed with a boon that I am such an amazing friend like you.

       2.    She was lucky that the H.R. selected her for the post of writer.

       3.    People were anxious that one more variant of Covid family has come to devastate the world.

Conjunction of time

(when, as soon as, whenever, as, ago, as soon as, while, after before, until or till, by the time, as long as, ever since)


    When I left home, it started raining.

    A true friend is with you when you need him the most.

As soon as

    As soon as the teacher entered the class, everybody stood up.

    I started teaching students grammar lessons as soon as I finished my course.


    While we sleep at our home, the soldiers do their duty at night.

    The lockdown took place while he was out of India.


    They could not complete the project before the time.

    The patient died before the doctor arrived at the hospital.


    We went to Dehradun after the examination had finished successfully.

    After some days, I will apply for a content writing job in another company.


    As we passed the school, we went for a summer vacation in Goa.

Until or till

    We didn’t proceed to the next step till each of our teammates was with us.

    Till the bodyguard allowed us to enter the premises, we had to wait outside.

Conjunction of purpose

So that, lest, in order that

So that

  1.     We must tell the doctor about our problem shamelessly so that he can treat us better.

  2.    The parents should have friendly behavior with their children so that they can share with them everything.

  3.    I read books a lot so that I can improve my reading habit.


  1.     Always try to perform your best lest you should repent at the end for it.

  2.    She didn’t let me know about her departure lest I should have followed her.

  3.    Hurry up, lest you should miss the train.

In order that

   1.    People work and earn money in order that they can feed their families.

   2.    He joined the telegram group in order that he would learn English grammar step by step.

   3.    The army personnel were deployed in Jammu & Kashmir in order that they could protect the public.

I hope that you could easily understand it with the help of many examples given for each type. In case you have any doubt regarding it, kindly let us know in the comment box.



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