Conjunctions - the
Definition and Meaning of an Conjunction
What is an
Conjunction? A Conjunction is one of the primary parts of speech
and are important to the correct use of English grammar. The meaning or definition of a
common Conjunction is as follows:
A conjunction joins words, clauses and sentences; as
"John and James." "My father and mother have come,
but I have not seen them.". A conjunction is used to
link words, phrases, and clauses
Conjunctions are so called because they are
generally placed before the words whose connection
or relation with other words they point out.
Examples of common English
Conjunctions: and, also; either, or; neither, nor;
List of Common
following words are a list of Conjunctions which are commonly
used in the English language:
As Long As
The Correlative type always appear in pairs.
Examples of the correlative type include the words
"either...or," "neither...nor,", "not only...but also" and
"whether...or". Correlative conjunctions are used to link
equivalent sentence elements.
of co-ordinating conjunctions include the words "and," "but,"
"or," "nor," "for," "so," and "yet". There are only seven
coordinating types in the English language. Co-ordinating types
are used to join individual words, phrases, and independent
of subordinating include the words "after," "although," "as,"
"because," "before," "how," "if," "once," "since," "than,"
"that," "though," "till," "until," "when," "where," "whether,"
and "while". Subordinating words are used to
indicate the nature of the relationship among the independent
clause and the dependent clause. Subordinators are usually a
single word, but there are also a number of multi-word
subordinators that function like a single subordinating
conjunction example: 'even though'. Both coordinating and
subordinating can join clauses.
Examples Help -
Understanding the Different Conjunctions!
Understanding the different types of Conjunctions is a basic
requirement of the English language. We hope the above
information will be of some assistance.
List of Common English Conjunctions
are Conjunctions? Samples, Meaning and Definition