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German Subordinating Conjunctions (Unterordnende Konjunktionen)
Subordinating Conjunctions: what they are and how they affect word order (English explanations with lots of German examples). After you finish watching the video,
complete the online exercise. (V / W)
Nebenordnende und unterordnende Konjunktionen: Video (auf Deutsch), das den Unterschied zwischen nebenordnenden und unterordnenden Konjunktionen erklärt. (V)
Conjunctions: easy online exercise for sorting coordinating vs. subordinating conjunctions (O)
Subordinating conjunctions: choose the correct conjunction for each sentence (online exercise) (O)
Subordinating conjunctions: starting sentences with German subordinating conjunctions (word order, pdf format). (W)
Clauses: team or individual activity to make sentences with subordinating/coordinating conjunctions. Teachers may wish to assign points for correct sentences and turn this into a friendly competition. (W)
Sentence starters: complete sentences with an appropriate second clause (coordinating and subordinating conjunctions). (W)
Word order: switching main and subordinate clauses. (W)
Cause and effect: connect sentences with “denn”, “weil” and “deshalb”. Online exercise. (O)
Sentence structure with subordinate clauses. (W)
Clause patterns: Basic patterns of main and subordinate clauses. May be useful as a supplement in classroom. Not sufficient on its own. (W)
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