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Activity Discussion Grammar & Vocabulary Conjunctions

  • Nitesh

    March 26, 2024 at 12:51 pm
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    Conjunctions are words or phrases that connect words, phrases, or clauses within a sentence. They are used to show the relationship between different parts of a sentence and help to establish logical connections. Conjunctions can be categorized into three main types: coordinating conjunctions, subordinating conjunctions, and correlative conjunctions.

    1. Coordinating Conjunctions: These conjunctions connect words, phrases, or independent clauses that are of equal importance in a sentence. The most common coordinating conjunctions are “and,” “but,” “or,” “nor,” “for,” “so,” and “yet.”

    Example: I went to the store, and I bought some groceries.

    1. Subordinating Conjunctions: These conjunctions connect a subordinate (dependent) clause to a main (independent) clause. The subordinate clause cannot stand alone as a complete sentence and relies on the main clause for meaning. Subordinating conjunctions include “after,” “although,” “as,” “because,” “before,” “if,” “since,” “unless,” “until,” “when,” and “while,” among others.

    Example: She studied hard because she wanted to pass the exam.

    1. Correlative Conjunctions: These conjunctions work in pairs to link words, phrases, or clauses. The most common correlative conjunctions include “either…or,” “neither…nor,” “both…and,” “not only…but also,” and “whether…or.”

    Example: You can either come with me or stay at home.

    Conjunctions play a crucial role in sentence structure and help to create cohesive and meaningful connections between different parts of a sentence.

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