Subordinating conjunctions

Subordinating conjunctions are a little more difficult to use, because they subordinate the verb.

This means they upset the order of the sentence a little and send the verb to the end of the clause.

Here is a list of the most common subordinating conjunctions:

  • als – when (with past tenses)
  • als ob – as if
  • bevor – before
  • bis – until
  • da – as, because
  • damit – so that, in order that
  • dass – that
  • nachdem – after, afterwards
  • ob – whether, if
  • obwohl – although
  • seitdem – since
  • so dass – so that
  • während – while
  • weil – because
  • wenn – when (with present tense), if