Answer to Question #85061 in Other English for Khutso

Question #85061
Conjunction State type/function of the brackets conjunctions in the following sentences : I. The athlete ran up to the finishing line, (despite) having sprained his ankle. II. Computers, laptops, (as well as) printers were delivered at the school. iii. The instructions were (as) clear as daylight. iv. They couldn't join us on time (because) their car broke down on the freeway. V. Please wake up early (so that) we may catch the earliest train.
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Conjunction

State type/function of the brackets conjunctions in the following sentences :

I. The athlete ran up to the finishing line, (despite) having sprained his ankle.

In this sentence, “despite” is used as a subordinating clause to link two clauses together.

II. Computers, laptops, (as well as) printers were delivered at the school.

“as well as” is a coordinating conjunction that is used to link items in a series together.

iii. The instructions were (as) clear as daylight.

“as” is a subordinating conjunction used to link two clauses together

iv. They couldn't join us on time (because) their car broke down on the freeway.

“because” is a subordinating conjunction used to link two clauses together.

V. Please wake up early (so that) we may catch the earliest train. 

“so that” is a subordinating conjunction used to link two clauses together.

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