A conjunction is a word that "joins". A conjunction joins two parts of a sentence.
Here are some example conjunctions:
Coordinating Conjunctions | Subordinating Conjunctions |
and,but, or, nor, for, yet, so | although, because, since, unless |
We can consider conjunctions from three aspects.
Conjunctions have three basic forms:
* Single Word
for example: and, but,because, although
* Compound (often ending with as or that)
for example: provided that, as long as, in order that
* Correlative (surrounding an adverb or adjective)
for example: so...thatFunction
Conjunctions have two basic functions or "jobs":
* Coordinating conjunctions are used to join two parts of a sentence that are grammatically equal. The two parts may be single words orclauses, for example:
- Jack and Jill went up the hill. = Jack y Jill subieron a la colina.
- The water was warm, but I didn't go swimming.= El agua estaba tibia, pero no pude ir a nadar.
*Subordinating conjunctions are used to join a subordinate dependent clause to a main clause, for example:
- I went swimming although it was cold.= Fui a nadar a pesar de que tenia frio.
*Coordinating conjunctions always come between the words or clauses that they join.
* Subordinating conjunctions usually come at the beginning of the subordinate clause.
The short, simpleconjunctions are called "coordinating conjunctions":
* and, but, or, nor, for, yet, so
A coordinating conjunction joins parts of a sentence (for example words or independent clauses) that aregrammatically equal or similar. A coordinating conjunction shows that the elements it joins are similar in importance and structure
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For exemples :the two elements that the coordinating conjunctionjoins are shown in square brackets
* I like [tea] and [coffee]. = Me gusta té y café.
* [Randolf likes tea], but [Anthonio likes coffee].= A Randolf le gusta el té, pero a Antonio le gusta el...