# 7 Facts On Until As Conjunction: When, How, Examples

The word “until” can be used in two ways to form sentences in the English language. Now, we are going to see facts about the word “until” in the form of a “conjunction”.

The conjunction “until” is mainly used to state the meaning “by the time”. The word “until” can certainly be marked as a “conjunction” as it follows all the rules of a “subordinate conjunction”.

There are mainly three performances that are performed by a subordinate conjunction.

1. To create a bridge between the main clause and the subordinate clause
2. To conjoin two ideas into one idea.
3. To finalize the incomplete meaning of the main clause with the help of another dependent clause.

Now, let us go through use of “until” as a conjunction.

## When is “until” a conjunction?

The word “until” can perform two types of roles in the English language: “preposition” and “conjunction.” Let us see the situation when we can mark “until” as conjunction.

The other meaning of the conjunction “until” is “by the time”. There are mainly three situations where “until” can be used as a conjunction.

1. To mark the main clause as the “effect” and the subordinate clause as the “cause”.
2. To manifest “contrast”.
3. To complete the meaning of the independent clause by connecting a dependent clause.

#### Explanation:

The word “until” can be marked as a conjunction because it shows the “cause and effect relationship” between the independent clause and the subordinate clause.

## How is “until” a conjunction?

Some particular rules need to be followed by a word to be marked as a “conjunction”. Let us see how “until” is a conjunction.

We can mark “until” as a conjunction because it satisfies the below-listed rules to be a “subordinate conjunction.”

1. The word “until” is a conjunction because it is used to connect a dependent clause with an independent clause.
2. The word “until” is a conjunction because it is used to complete the meaning of the main clause with the help of a subordinate clause.

#### Explanation:

The word “until” can certainly be marked as a subordinate conjunction because it completes the meaning of the main clause by connecting the dependent clause with the independent clause.

## Is “until” always a conjunction?

The word “until” comes under two types of parts of speech in the English language. Let us see the use of “until” in these two types of parts of speech.

The word “until” can perform both as a “preposition” and a “conjunction”. Placement and usage are different in both types of parts of speech.

## When is “until” not considered as conjunction?

It is not required that the word “until” be always in use as a “conjunction” in the English language. Let us check the reasons behind not accepting “until” as a conjunction.

#### Explanation:

We, can not mark the word “until” in all the above examples as it is in use as a “preposition” in all above examples.

## What kind of conjunction is the word “until”?

There are mainly three types of conjunctions in the English language. Let us see to which group the conjunction “until” belongs.

The conjunction “until” belongs to the group of “Subordinate Conjunctions”, as the conjunction is helpful in connecting a “dependent clause” to an “independent clause”.

The three groups of conjunctions in the English language are as follows:

First Group—Coordinating Conjunctions

Second Group—Subordinating Conjunctions

Third Group—Correlative Conjunctions

#### Example: I can not write in the diary until I find my ink pen.

The conjunction “until” can be marked as a “subordinate conjunction” because it is used to connect the dependent clause “I find my ink-pen” to the independent clause “I can not write the diary.

## Why is “until” a subordinating conjunction?

The conjunction “until” belongs to the group of “Subordinate Conjunctions” in the English language. Let us know the reasons behind marking “until” as a “Subordinate Conjunction”.

The conjunction “until” is subordinate because, like any other subordinate conjunction, “until” is also used to connect a dependent clause with an independent clause.

#### Explanation:

The subordinate conjunction “until” is used to connect the dependent clause “I collect some raw data from fieldwork” to the main clause “I can not prepare the presentation.”

## Examples of “until” as conjunctions –

Now, we will see five sentences which are framed with “until” as a conjunction.

#### Conclusion –

We must make the note that we must not put a comma if we place the subordinate conjunction “until” is placed after the main clause in a sentence.

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