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Consequential Subordinate Conjunctions

Consequential subordinate conjunctions introduce a consequential clause. The purpose of this type of clause is to help express a fact or a sort of situation that is a direct consequence or result of what was stated in the main clause. In Italian, there are two types of consequential subordinate clauses: explicit and implicit. In this lesson, we will go over what each type of clause consists of, including the subordinating conjunctions that introduce them.

Let’s start with explicit consequential clauses. These clauses usually contain a verb expressed in the indicative mood and feature che as their consequential subordinate conjunction. (Keep in mind that, for the most part, the verb in the subordinate clause tends to match the tense or mood of the one in the main clause.) However, che does not work alone: it is preceded by another word that helps it assume its role as a consequential conjunction:

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