Starting Dependent Clauses
The third and final type of conjunction introduces subordinate clauses. We have a rather long list of these words, called subordinating conjunctions. Notice our friend, the word that. As a subordinating conjunction, it introduces a noun clause, as in He said that he would come. Here it acts as a subordinating conjunction, not as a relative pronoun and not as a demonstrative pronoun.
||in order that
|as far as
|as long as
Each of these words introduces a subordinate clause, which can act as a subject, object, adjective, or adverb. Take a look:
|That he won the award
||That he won the award surprised us.
|that she would win
||She said that she would win.
|where she lives
||Let’s meet on the street where she lives.
|whenever the bell rings
||The rat reacts whenever the bell rings.
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