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What is a conjunction? It is a particle that connects words, phrases or clauses. They are usually called discourse markers, because they join sentences.

1) Coordination Conjunctions: give equal emphasis to two main clauses. Use a comma before the conjunction.

  • and
  • but
  • for
  • now
  • or
  • so
  • yet

example: John plays in the garden, and Jan makes his homework.

2) Correlative Conjunctions: Connect two equal grammatical items (eg. nouns). Don’t forget the parallel structure.

  • as… as…
  • both… and…
  • either… or…
  • neither… nor…
  • Not only… but also…
  • No sooner… than…
  • rather… than…
  • whether… or…

example: Not only did I finish my work, I also had time to do extra.

3) Subordinating Conjunctions: Connects a main clause with a subordinate clause. The transition indicate a time, place or cause and effect relationship.

  • after
  • although
  • as
  • because
  • even if/though
  • in order that
  • once
  • since
  • than
  • unless
  • wherever
  • whether
  • while
  • until

Example: I drank a glass of water because I was thirsty.

spelling-and-grammar/conjunction.txt · Last modified: 2019/01/02 11:34 by bavo