a group of words that contains a subject and a verb but does not express a complete thought
12 subordinating conjunctions
as, after, although, while, whereas, where, when, because, before, if, since, once
Many Americans use their microwaves to make popcorn. The Iroquois Indians used heated sand to pop theirs.
Whereas many Americans use their microwaves to make popcorn, the Iroquois Indians used heated sand to pop theirs.
Some species of whales are nearing extinction. Many countries refuse to accept them.
Although some species of whales are nearing extinction, many countries refuse to accept even a partial ban on whale hunting.
The Mongol invaders threatened to conquer all of Europe. Then Genghis Khan's death forced them to return to Asia.
Just when the Mongol invaders threatened to conquer all Europe, Genghis Khan's death forced them to return to Asia.
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