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Subordinating conjunctions that show contrast:
in spite of the fact that
Example: Although Santos is a great student, his brother hates school.
Lisa went to the concert with her friends in spite of the fact that she doesn't like the band.
Subordinating conjunctions that show time or sequence:
Examples: You will not succeed until you try harder.
When Joe finishes dinner, he plans to meet his friends for a game of basketball.
Before the school year began, she had gone to the pool almost every day.
Subordinating conjunctions that show cause:
as long as
Examples: If we win tonight's game, we will advance to the playoffs.
Unless we win tonight's game, we will not advance to the playoffs.
We will play in the playoffs because we won tonight's game.
Subordinating conjunction that shows effect:
Example: We need to win tonight's game so that we can advance to the playoffs.