A subordinating conjunction joins a subordinate clause and a main (principal) clause. The subordinate clause can be a noun clause or an adverb clause. Note that a subordinating conjunction is not used to connect an adjective clause to another clause.
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There are two main kinds of conjunctions:
Coordinating conjunctions join two clauses or sentences of equal rank. Here both clauses are capable of being principal clauses if they appear as such in separate sentences.
A conjunction is a word which merely joins two words, clauses or sentences. Note that a conjunction does not modify or qualify the words/clauses/sentences it joins.
Incorrect: He is ill since last week.
Correct: He has been ill since last week.
Incorrect: He has been working since two hours.
Correct: He has been working for two hours.
Incorrect: I have not played cricket since a long time.
Correct: I have not played cricket for a long time.
Allowed and Aloud
Allowed is a verb. To allow is to let something happen.
They allowed me to go.
Children are not allowed to enter the bar.
Whether and weather
Whether is a conjunction used to introduce alternatives.
The articles are not used:
1. Before proper, material and abstract nouns used in a general sense:
London, France, Tom, gold, rice, honesty, virtue