Introducing… Subordinate Clauses!

There are three different kinds of subordinate clauses: adverb clauses, adjective clauses, and noun clauses. Each of these clauses are introduced by certain words. These words are listed below.

Introducing Adverb Clauses

After Though Though
Although If Unless
As In order that Until
As if Since When
Because So that Where
Before Than Whether
Even That While

These are all subordinating conjunctions.

Introducing Adjective Clauses

That Who Whose
Which Whom

These are all relative pronouns.

When Where Why

These are all relative adverbs.

Introducing Noun Clauses

That Who Whose
Which Whom

These are all relative pronouns.

What Whichever Whomever
Whatever Whoever

These are all other pronouns.

How Whenever Whether
If Where Why
When Wherever

These are all other subordinating words.