(ENG215 -Rsrch & Wrtng) Mini-Lesson _Subordinate Clauses

(ENG215 -Rsrch & Wrtng) Mini-Lesson _Subordinate Clauses

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Mini-lesson: Subordinate Clauses Today, we are going to work on something called a subordinate clause. Look at the following sentence: - After I finished my homework I went to bed. The above sentence begins with a subordinate clause. There are many words, as you will see, that work like when does. Here are the most common ones: after, although, even though, as (if), because, before, if, since, unless, until, when(ever), whereas, while, once Let's look at your sentence again: - After I finished my homework I went to bed. You need to add a comma after "homework." How do you know where to put the comma? For
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Unformatted text preview: now, I would suggest thinking about it in this way: The above sentence can be divided into two parts: After I finished my homework / I went to bed What is really neat is that these two parts can be flipped. I went to bed / after I finished my homework When a subordinating conjunction begins a sentence, you need to be sure to add a comma. When the subordinating conjunction comes in the middle of the sentence, you don't need to add the comma. So, correctly punctuated, the sentences would look like this: - After I finished my homework, I went to bed. - I went to bed after I finished my homework....
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course ENGLISH ENG115 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '11 term at Strayer.

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