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(Basic) Subordinating Conjunctions Expressing Conditional Relationships

Here are some subordinating conjunctions that show a conditional relationship; they add a condition to the independent clause:


even if

only if

in case


Example sentences showing conditional relationships

I’m going to bring my umbrella in case it rains this afternoon.

Children like eating ice cream even if it’s cold.

We are going to the park only if the weater is good..

If I have time tomorrow, I’m going to visit my grandmother. (See “Note.”)

Note. You must use a comma after the dependent clause (the clause with the subordinating conjunction) only when you start the sentence with it. (See the last example sentence above.)

Related Lessons on Subordinating Conjunctions

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