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Chapter 12. Clauses: Kickin' It Up a Not... > Subordinating Conjunctions Link 'Em ... - Pg. 117

Clauses: Kickin' It Up a Notch Relationship Location Result, effect Time Examples where, wherever in order that, so, so that, that while, once, when, since, whenever, after, before, until, as soon as 117 Looking for Love in All the Right Places Linking the right ideas can be nearly as gratifying as linking the right people. Okay, it might not be as satisfying, but it can be a whole lot easier. Give it a whirl. Join each dependent clause with its independent clause by using the subordinating conjunction that expresses the most suitable meaning. Make your choice from the preceding chart. Write your answer on the lines provided. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Police in Wichita, Kansas, arrested a 22-year-old man at the airport hotel ____________________ he tried to pass two counterfeit $16 bills. You know it's going to be a bad day ____________________ you see a 60 Minutes news team outside your office. Cats have more than 100 vocal sounds, ____________________ dogs have only about 10. ____________________ she were life-size, Barbie's measurements would be 39-23-33. ____________________ avoid an attack by a vampire, you should eat as much garlic as pos- sible, keep a crucifix close by, and avoid cemeteries. A man in Johannesburg, South Africa, shot his 49-year-old friend in the face, seriously wound- ing him, ____________________ the two practiced shooting beer cans off each other's head. Ice cream will actually make you warmer rather than colder ____________________ it contains so many calories. A Los Angeles man who later said he was "tired of walking," stole a steamroller and led police on a 5 mph chase ____________________ an officer stepped aboard the steamroller and brought the vehicle to a stop. The writer Oscar Wilde made this statement about Niagara Falls: "Every American bride is taken there, and the sight must be one of the earliest, ____________________ not the keenest, disappointments of married life." ____________________ two service station attendants in Ionia, Michigan, refused to hand over the cash to an intoxicated robber, the robber threatened to call the police. They still refused, ____________________ the robber called the police himself and was promptly arrested. 9. 10. Quoth the Maven When a dependent clause introduced by a subordinating conjunction comes before the independent clause, the clauses are usually separated by a comma. For example: If you are to keep your respect for sausages and governments, it is best not to know what goes into either. Answers Possible responses: 1. after 6. while