Pengertian subordinating conjunction dan contohnya

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 Irvan Maheswara
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Apa itu subordinating conjunction?

Subordinating conjunction adalah kata yang menghubungkan independent clause (kalimat utama) dengan dependent clause (anak kalimat). Kebanyakan subordinating conjunctions terdiri dari 1 kata tapi ada juga yang terdiri dari beberapa kata.

Kata-kata yang digolongkan sebagai subordinating conjunctions yaitu:

  • Subordinating conjunction yang menggambarkan hubungan waktu: after, as soon as, as long as, before, once, still, till, until, when, whenever, while. Contoh:
    • You can watch TV after you finish your homework.
    • Once his contract is finished, he will be free to do anything he likes.
    • While he were sleeping, someone broke into his house and took all his money.
  • Subordinating conjunction yang menggambarkan hubungan tempat: where, wherever. Contoh:
    • You can sit wherever you want to.
    • She lives right behind the alley where someone was killed last week.
  • Subordinating conjunction yang menggambarkan hubungan syarat / kondisi: if, even if, in case, provided that, unless, otherwise, or else, supposing. Contoh:
    • You cannot enter that club unless the club member gives you an invitation.
    • If you want to pass this exam, you should study very hard.
    • Supposing I pass the exam, what will you give me as reward?
  • Subordinating conjunction yang menggambarkan hubungan sebab-akibat: as, because, in order that, since, so that. Contoh:
    • I can live until this day because he saved me.
    • He works hard so that he can get the incentives from his boss.
    • Since no one is around, he tries to steal Mrs. Jane’s car.
  • Subordinating conjunction yang menggambarkan hubungan pertentangan: although, even though, though, whereas, while. Contoh:
    • Although/even though/though Sarah’s parents have advised her to take local college, she insists to study abroad.
    • I have resemblance with my father whereas my sister has resemblance with my mother.