Monday 1st February
LF: To use subordinate clauses in my writing.
A conjunction is a word, or words, used to connect two clauses together. Words such as: 'although', 'because' or 'when'.
A subordinate clause is part of sentence that adds additional information to the main clause. A subordinating conjunction is simply the word that is used to join a subordinate clause to another clause or sentence. It then becomes part of the subordinate clause.
We can also begin our sentence with a subordinate clause (we must include a comma after the clause):
Can you identify the main and subordinate clause in these two sentences?
We still went outside even though it was raining.
Even though it was raining , we still went outside.
Task: Unscramble and rewrite as many sentences as you can: choose a main clause, a subordinating conjunction and a subordinate clause to create your sentence. As a challenge, try choosing your own subordinating conjunctions and create your own sentences. You will find the answers included on page 2 of the main activity.