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Subordinate Complex Sentences

A subordinate complex sentence is composed of clauses with a subordinate relation. Between the clauses there is a primary and a secondary. For instance,
尽管我很努力了,但是我考试还是没及格。(Even though I tried my best, I didn’t pass the exam.) (Contrasting relation — the first clause is the subordinate clause and the second clause is the main clause.)
因为今天停电,所以我没法看电视了。(Because the power is cut off, I cannot watch the TV.) (Causative relation — the first clause [the subordinate clause] explains the reason and the second clause [the main clause] explains the result.)
如果明天不下雨,我们去公园玩吧。(If it doesn’t rain tomorrow, let’s go to the park.) (Supposition or conditional relation — the first clause explains the condition and the second clause explains the result if the condition is satisfied.)
Often encountered correlative conjunctions in subordinate complex sentences include: 宁可与其就是即使假如如果要是除非只有无论不论不管既然由于因为尽管虽然但是为的是因此、and 所以. Frequently encountered correlative adverbs in the main clauses of subordinate complex sentences include:反而