Subordinate Conjunctions  

Grammar Spanish Conjunctions Subordinate Conjunctions
Overview

A conjunction is an invariable element that links other elements within the sentence. Subordinate conjunctions link a subordinate clause (fragment) or sentence to a complete, independent sentence. The second sentence is subordinated to the first one. Here are a few examples:

porque - because
así - just as, this way
si - if
con tal que - as long as
así que - therefore
además -also

Let's look at some example sentences.

Yo lavé la bolsa de dormir puesto que estaba sucia.
I washed the sleeping bag since it was dirty.

Yo no sé si Juan los puede traer.
I don't know if Juan can bring them.

Podrás ver la película a condición de que te acuestes después.
You will be able to watch the movie provided that you go to bed afterward.

Me duele la espalda, así que no puedo ir a trabajar.
I have a backache so I can't go to work.

Usted debe hacerlo porque es la ley.
You must do it because it's the law.

Él fue a la compañía a fin de que a Rubén le den el trabajo.
He went to the company in order for Rubén to have the job.

Olvidó el número de teléfono de manera que no pudo llamar.
He forgot the phone number so he couldn't call.


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