2. Capitalize all nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and subordinate conjunctions ("as", "because", "although").
What's a subordinate conjunction again? I'm hoping my loophole is here somewhere.
This is how I describe a subordinate conjunction: a word (or phrase, too, I think) that joins two parts of a sentence that are unequal. I find it helpful to distinguish the subordinate conjunctions from the coordinating conjunctions (but, or, yet, so, for, and, nor
) which ("which" or "that"? argh, I can never remember the rule)
join parts of a sentence that are equal (eg. two subjects, Anna and Kara
love movies; two independent clauses Anna loves movies
, but Kara loves opera
, etc.). If you replace the coordinating conjunction "but" with a subordinate conjunction - eg. Anna loves movies whereas Kara loves opera
- one of the clauses, the latter, becomes subordinate to the other - one is an independent clause, one is dependent - unequal.
I don't think "up" is ever a subordinate conjunction? Always a preposition, I think.