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Complex sentences — linking words

Independent and dependent clauses are joined to make a complex sentence using linking words (subordinators) or conjunctions. Below is a list of the most commonly used linking words. These subordinators perform different functions, eg to show reason, conditions, time etc.

  • while
  • after
  • though
  • because
  • as soon as
  • whereas
  • wherever
  • when
  • before
  • as
  • so that
  • unless
  • since
  • although
  • if
  • until
  • where
  • even though
  • whether

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