Subordinate conjunctions

Subordinate conjunctions join elements of unequal rank, establishing a relation of subordination between two phrases or clauses. Following is the list of commonly used subordinate conjunctions:

perchè » because sebbene » although
quando » when a condizione che » at the condition that
mentre » while a meno che » unless
appena che » as soon as dopo che » after that
una volta che » once (that) before that » prima che
come » as fino a che » until
se » if  

Examples:
  • Non lo vide dopo che lui ebbe lasciato la città.
    » She never saw him after he left the town
  • Prese la multa perchè guidava troppo veloce.
    » He got a ticket because he was speeding
  • Una volta che hai lavato lâauto asciugala bene.
    » Once you have washed the car, dry it very well
  • Si ammalò gravemente da quando ebbe l'incidente.
    » She became very ill, since she had her accident
  • Non va mai ai festini, a meno che sua moglie non vada con lui.
    » He never goes to parties unless his wife comes with him
  • Aspetteremo dentro fino a che la smette di piovere.
    » We will wait inside until the rain stops



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