Subordinating conjunctions and transitions

January 8, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Writing, Grammar
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Subordinating conjunctions and transitions

Look at the examples of subordinating conjunctions and transitions .

Meaning one thing causes or is the result of another

Subordinating conjunctions

Transitions

because / since Since the science of investigating the brain is quite new, no theory of intelligence has yet been proved

therefore / consequently Many companies believe high IQs and EQs are crucial factors for success. Therefore, they often require applicants to take IQ and EQ tests.

one thing contrasts with another thing

(even) though / although Some people have achieved extraordinary successes, even though they don’t have high IQs.

however / nevertheless / nonetheless No theory of intelligence has yet been proved. Nonetheles s , many institutions believe success depends on high IQs and EQs.

one thing will occur only if a specific condition exists

unless Unless a new theory emerges, our abilities will continue to be measured with IQ and EQ tests.

otherwise He must have a high IQ. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have gotten that job.

one thing is a condition for another thing

as long as / if / only if / provided that You will get that job as long as your score on the IQ test is very high.

a condition that doesn’ t matter

even if One’s EQ can be high even i f one’s IQ is low.

Circle the letter of the best answer . 1. Which type of connecting word connects ideas within a sentence?

a. subordinating conjunction b. transition

2. Which type of connecting word connects ideas between sentences or paragraphs? a. subordinating conjunction b. transition 3. Which type of connecting word is always followed by a comma? a. subordinating conjunction b. transition 4. Which of these connecting words are used to introduce a result? a. unless / otherwise b. therefore / consequently 5. Which of these connecting words is used to introduce a condition? a. unless b. although

NOTE: However and therefore are sometimes used between the subject and the verb. In that case, they are set off by commas FIGURE IT OUT… Check the correctly punctuated sentence. 􀀁 a. The IQ test however can be an accurate measure of intelligence only if there is a general intelligence. 􀀁 b. The IQ test, however, can be an accurate measure of intelligence only if there is a general intelligence REMEMBER: Subordinating conjunctions introduce dependent clauses. If a dependent clause begins a sentence or shows contrast , use a comma Check the correctly punctuated sentences. 1. a. Even if one’s IQ is low, one’s EQ can be high. 􀀁 b. Even if one’s IQ is low one’s EQ can be high. 2. a. One’s EQ can be high, even if one’s IQ is low. 􀀁 b. One’s EQ can be high even if one’s IQ is low

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