A conjunction joins words or groups of words in a sentence.
- I ate lunch with Kate and Derma.
- Because it is rainy today, the trip is canceled.
- She didn’t press the bell, but I did.
There are three types of conjunctions:
a.Connect words, phrases, or clauses that are independent or equal
b.and, but, or, so, for, yet, and not
a.Used in pairs
b.both/and, either/or, neither/nor, not only/but also
a.Used at the beginning of subordinate clauses
b.although, after, before, because, how, if, once, since, so that, until, unless, when, while, where, whether, etc.
- And—means “in addition to”:
- We are going to a zoo and an aquarium on the same day.
2. But—connects two different things that are not in agreement:
- I am a night owl, but she is an early bird.
3. Or—indicates a choice between two things:
- Do you want a red one or a blue one?
4. So—illustrates a result of the first thing:
- This song has been very popular, so I downloaded it.
5. For—means “because”:
- I want to go there again, for it was a wonderful trip.
6. Yet—indicates contrast with something:
He performed very well, yet he didn’t make the final cut.