English Grammar

The Basics of English Language


Conjunction

 

Conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses or sentences. e.g.  and, but, or, nor, for, yet, so, although, because, since, unless, when, while, where are some conjunctions.

Examples.

     She tried but did not succeed.
     He does not go to school because he is ill.
     John and Marry went to the cinema.
     He thought for a moment and kicked the ball.
     I waited for him but he didn’t come.
     You will be ill unless you quit smoking.
     We didn’t go to the market because it was raining outside.

Single word Conjunction: Conjunction having one word
          e.g. and, but, yet, because etc.


Compound Conjunction:
Conjunction having two or more words
       e.g. as long as, as far as, as well as, in order that, even if, so that etc

 

Types of Conjunction.

 

There are three types of conjunctions

  • Coordinating Conjunction
  • Subordinate Conjunction
  • Correlative Conjunction

Coordinating Conjunction.

Coordinating conjunction (called coordinators) joins words, phrases (which are similar in importance and grammatical structure) or independent clauses.

Coordinating conjunctions are short words i.e. and, but, or, nor, for, so, yet.

Coordination conjunction joins two equal parts of a sentence,

  • Word + word 
  • Phrase + phrase
  • Clause + clause 
  • Independent clause + independent clause.

 

RELEVANT LINKS

  1. Types of Conjunctions: Coordinating Conjunction, Sobordinating , Conjunction, Correlative Conjunction
  2. Interjection