subordinating conjunctions

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Hi .. i got a question about the subordinating conjunctions .

 

actully its an exercise in our english book and Iam not sure that the teacher have answered it correctly ,

 

the question is choose the correct subordinating conjunction :

 

(although / unless ) my perents let me, i won't come to the party.

 

the teacher told us that the answer is unless , but i think its although , because if the answer is unless the sentence would be : Iwon't come to the party unless my perents let me .

 

thats all , sorry it might be a silly question , but am not so good in english .

thank you

asked Nov 15 '12 at 09:15 Sarah New member

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My advice is to go with the teacher's recommendation. Judging from your spelling and punctuation errors, I would highly recommend it in your case. Always capitalize 'I'. Always capitalize the first word of a sentence.

Your example could, actually, use either word, but they would have different meanings.

 

Unless my parents let me, I won't come to the party.

The decision rests with the parents.

 

Although my parents let me, I won't come to the party.

The decision rests with you. This reads awkwardly, because 'Let me' doesn't fit well here. A better way to write this would be:

Although my parents gave their permission, I won't come to the party.

 

I would say that your teacher is correct.

link comment answered Nov 15 '12 at 12:40 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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