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Conjunction

A conjunction is used to connect things by specifying the relation between two things. A conjunction gives information about two things that are relative to each other.

Kinds of Conjunctions

There are many ways to classify or describe conjunctions.

  1. Coordinating Conjunction: A coordinating conjunction or coordinator is usually "a word" connecting two or more items of equally important information together within a sentence.

    for, and, but, also, nor, or, neither/nor, either/or, soon, yet, etc

  2. Correlative Conjunction: A correlative conjunction is usually "words in pair" connecting phrases or words of equally important information together with a specific correlation within a sentence.

    neither/nor, either/or, just as/so, both/and, though/yet, whether/or, not/but, not only/but also, etc

  3. Subordinating Conjunction: A subordinating conjunction or subordinator is usually "a word" connecting a dependent or subordinating clause to an independent or main and complete clause.

    after, although, as, as if, as long as, as though, as soon as, as well as, as much as, because, before, by the time, even if, every time, even though, how, if, in case, in as much as, in order that, just in case, lest, like, now that, once, only if, provided that, rather than, since, so, so that, that, than, though, till, unless, until, until/till, when, whereas, whenever, where, wherever, whether, while, etc.

  4. Adverbial Conjunction: A adverbial conjunction or conjunctive adverb is usually "a word" connecting two independent complete clauses together as a sentence.

    accordingly, also, besides, consequently, furthermore, for example, however, indeed, in fact, instead, likewise, meanwhile, moreover, nevertheless, otherwise, on the other hand, then, therefore, etc.

 


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References

  1. Thomson A.J., Martinet A.V., 1961, A Practical English Grammar for Foreign Students, Oxford University Press, London
  2. Nesfield, J.C., 1898, Manual of English Grammar and Composition, MacMillan & Co., Limited, London
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