Linking Clauses

Linking Clauses
Purpose
To+infinitivo
I went to the university to talk to one of my
teachers.
In order to i
I went to the university in order to talk to
one of my so as to teachers.
so that+ can(n+t)/will (won't)
I’ll buy a ball so that we can play football.
would(n't)/could(n't)
I bought a ball so that we could play
football
For + noun / ing form
A knife is used for cutting
In case + present
We will buy an extra ticket in case Martin
wants to join us (lo compramos antes por si
Martin luego decide venir).
In case + past
We will buy an extra ticket if Martin wants
to join us (esperamos a que Martin nos
diga que va a venir y luego compramos la
entrada).
"I hurried so as not to miss the bus."
In negative sentences, it is usually used "in order not to / so not to."
Contrast
Although / even though / though = aunque
In spite of / Despite = a pesar de
ALTHOUGH / EVEN THOUGH / THOUGH +
CLAUSE
Although he didn’t have money, he bought
the most expensive car.
IN SPITE OF / DESPITE + NOUN / ING
FORM
In spite of not having money, he bought
the most expensive car.
Despite the rain, we went out for a walk.
While y whereas = mientras que
He is lively and easygoing whereas his sister
is rather shy
But = pero
However, nevertheless, yet = no
She didn’t want to have more children.
Time
As I was walking down the street, I saw
I’ll phone you when I know the answer
When / as = cuando my exboyfriend
While = mientras (que)
While I was watching TV, the telephone
rang.
As soon as = tan
I’ll phone you as soon as I know the answer.
Until = hasta (que)
We were waiting until she arrived
In English there are different conjunctions and adverbs that indicate reason, purpose, result of something, time, contrast
The subordinate clauses are those formed by a main clause, a subordinate conjunction and a dependent clause.
Reason
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Because: por que
BECAUSE+CLAUSE
We moved to another
city because my father
got a new job.
Because of
BECAUSE OF+NOUN
We moved to another city,
because of my fathers new job.
Assince: como, puesto que
As it your birthday, I'll lend you my best
clothes
Due to, owing to: debido a
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