A conjunction is used to connect words
3 main kinds of conjunctions: COORDINATING, CORRELATIVE, SUBORDINATING
- coordinating conjunction: there are 7 coordinating conjunctions to
connect words (AND, BUT, FOR, NOR, OR, SO, YET) Trick: remember FANBOYS to assist in memorizing the 7 coordinating conjunctions.
Ex. Joe and Mike play hockey.
2. correlative conjunction: there are 5 paired correlative conjunctions to
connect words (BOTH…AND, EITHER…OR, NEITHER…NOR,
NOT ONLY…BUT ALSO, WHETHER…OR)
Ex. Both Joe and Mike play hockey
3.subordinating conjunction:joins two complete ideas by making one of
the ideas subordinate (dependent) to the other.
Ex. After much deliberation, I decided to play hockey.
*The subordinate idea always begins with a subordinating conjunction and makes up the subordinate clause. It can come before or after the main idea in the sentence.
after because lest till
although before now that unless
as even if provided until
as if even though since when
as long as how so that whenever
as much as if than where
as soon as inasmuch as that wherever
as though in order that though while
Conjunctive Adverbs act as transitions between complete ideas by indicating comparisons, contrasts, results…
Ex. He was generous; however, he will be remembered for his sense of humor.
accordingly finally nevertheless
again furthermore otherwise
also however then
besides indeed therefore
consequently moreover thus
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