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 .
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|
Hero of the day
Person voted on the most answers.