Time Conjunctions (Conjunctions of Time)


Can you please explain what time conjunctions are?

And which tense is not to be used after a time conjunction?


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Jun 03, 2013
by: Chelsey

Conjunctions are linking words. Conjunctions are used to connect words and sentences together.

Conjunctions of time or time conjunctions are words that tell use when something happened.

Some common conjunctions used to show time are:

1. after
2. before
3. until
4. since
5. when
6. while
7. as
8. whenever
9. by

1. I went to the grocery store after I finished my work.

2. She could walk before she was one-year old.

3. Nick stayed at our house until it was dark.

4. Sally has been singing since she was a little girl.

5. When we were in America, we swam in the Pacific Ocean.

6. We lived on a farm while we were growing up.

7. She waved to me as she drove away.

8. Whenever you arrive, dinner will be ready.

9. The kids will be ready for bed by 9:00 p.m.

To be honest, I am not sure of the exact rules about using tenses with conjunctions of time. I will continue to research that question for you.

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