Conditional conjunctions are found in sentences with two clauses where one clause describes something that did or will happen, if the condition of the other clause was or is satisfied. Conditional conjunctions can be a single word like "if" or several words like "so long as" placed at the beginning of the clause to describe the condition that needs to be met.
Conditional Conjunctions in Sentences
Here are examples of conditional conjunctions and sentences that contain them:
- After - After he gets the promotion, he will get a new office.
- As a consequence of - As a consequence of studying hard, you will pass the exam.
- As a result of - As a result of seismic testing, oil was discovered on Henry’s land.
- As long as - As long as I am capable, I will ride my bike to work.
- As soon as - The parade will start as soon as the mayor arrives.
- Assuming that - You can get a red dress assuming that one is on sale.
- Because - Because it is raining, we will take our umbrellas.
- Before - She will finish the report before the meeting.
- But for - We would have been lost but for the map.
- Despite this - Despite this setback, we will achieve our goals.
- Even if - Even if she loses her job, she will still have a job in education.
- If - If you brush and floss every day, you probably won’t get cavities or gum disease.
- If only - If only I had practiced longer, I would have made the shot.
- In case - In case of fire, please use the stairs.
- In order - In order to get the best price, Mary shopped at three stores.
- In the event - In the event of the president’s death, the vice president will take his place.
- No matter how - No matter how many excuses you have, you are grounded.
- Now that - Now that all the supervisors are here, the meeting can begin.
- Once - Once the chores are done, we will go to the park.
- Only if - We will perform a few songs only if the profits go to charity.
- On the condition that - You will get the job on the condition that you will work every other Saturday.
- Provided - I will go to the prom with you provided you apologize.
- Providing that - We will give you the money providing that you can pay it back within six months.
- Since - Since it is autumn, there are many leaves on the ground.
- So long as - So long as you eat healthy, you won’t get sick.
- Supposing that - Supposing that you got the job, would you accept the position?
- Therefore - The mortgage was not paid, therefore the bank foreclosed.
- Unless - Unless you have purchased tickets already, you won’t be able to attend the show.
- Until - No, they don't talk to me until I talk to them.
- When - When I get hungry, I will go to a restaurant.
- Whenever - Whenever I eat spicy food, I get hives.
- Wherever - Wherever there are flowers, bees will come to pollinate.
- Whether or not - He spent all his paycheck on clothes, whether that was smart or not.
- Yet - The picnic was interrupted by rain, yet we all had a fabulous time.
To learn more about this important part of English grammar, check out the information in Conditional Conjunctions.