In this article, we will learn about conjunction and its different types.
What is a conjunction?
Conjunctions are used to connect words, clauses, and phrases to make a complete sentence. We can also say that it connects two parts of a sentence.
Types of Conjunctions
Conjunctions are usually categorized into three types:
Let us discuss each in detail.
A coordinating conjunction is used to join parts, clauses, and phrases of a grammatically equal sentence. These parts can be a single word or clauses. The most commonly used conjunctions are "and", "or", & "but". Coordinating conjunctions are commonly seven types that are "and", "or", "nor", "but", "yet", "so", and "for".
Some examples of the coordinating conjunctions are as follows;
We can also remember these conjunctions by using the mnemonic F.A.N.B.O.Y.S.
F = For A = And N = Nor B = But O = Or Y = Yet S = So
Some conjunctures are combined with some other words to make a sentence called correlative conjunctions. They always use in pairs and combines several sentences that should be treated as grammatically equivalent. The most popular pairs of correlative conjunctions are "not only/but also", "both/and", "neither/nor", and "either/or". Some examples of correlative conjunctions are as follows:
The subordinating conjunctions join elements of an unparalleled structure of the sentence. In general, these elements are dependent and independent clauses. It joins a subordinate clause (dependent) to the main clause (independent). Various commonly used subordinating conjunctions are as follows:
After, although, as, as much as, as soon as, because, while, before, since, what, who/whom, how, when, if, that, in order that, where, unless, and whoever/whomever.
Some of the examples of subordinating conjunctions are as follows:
The following are some important rules to use conjunctions. Remember these rules before using conjunctions: