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Conjunctions grammar

Subordinating Conjunctions

Subordinating conjunctions join dependent clauses with independent clauses. In other words, they connect incomplete sentences with complete ones. They can be memorised using the acronym: I SAW A WABUB.

  • If
  • Since
  • As
  • When
  • After
  • While
  • Although
  • Before
  • Until
  • Because

If the subordinating conjunction is stated at the start, use a comma to separate the clauses. If however it is mentioned at the end, no comma is needed.

If interest rates decrease and the stock market performs well, a bull bond’s value is expected to increase.

A bull bond’s value is expected to increase if interest rates decrease and the stock market performs well.

Since the stocks in any sector are usually correlated with each other, they can be very volatile.

Sector funds can be very volatile since the stocks in any sector are usually correlated with each other.

As the name implies, equity funds invests predominantly in stocks.

Equity funds invest primarily in stocks as the name implies.

While you were at your meeting, the package arrived.

The package arrived while you were at your meeting.

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