What are conjunctions?

What is a Conjunction? Grammar Review

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English Grammar Review

What is a Conjunction? Grammar Review

A Conjunction is one of “The Eight Parts” of the English language. Conjunctions connect or join “Words, Phrases or Clauses”. Coordinating conjunctions are “For, and, nor, but, or, yet, so”. There are just seven “Coordinating conjunctions”. There are other conjunctions as well. They are “Subordinating and Correlative Conjunctions”. See “Coordinating conjunction” examples below.

Examples

Coordinating conjunctions are in bold type.

I tried to call you but you didn’t answer your phone.

I have two cats and a dog.

We are going shopping for a new car.

You can have a sandwich or pizza to eat.

Neither the sandwich nor the pizza seems tasty to me.

My father always worked hard so we could afford a nice home.

I study for my exams yet I always fail.

Vocabulary Bank

Conjunction: Words used to connect.

Phrase: Word combinations with multiple meanings.

Sandwich: Food between two slices of bread.

Afford: When a person has enough money to buy something.

Fail: When someone or something is unable to achieve a goal.

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