What Are Conjunctions?
Types of Conjunctions
'Coordinating adjectives' are linking words that join two words of the same word classes. We mean if the first word is a noun, the coordinating conjunction after it, must be a noun as well. There are only seven of them in English.
I like to talk to you,
As the name requires, 'subordinating conjunctions' are used to join the subordinate clause to the main clause. 'Although,' 'because,' 'until,' 'while,' etc, are some common examples of 'subordinating conjunctions.'
I talked on the phone,
They did not take off yet,
'Correlative conjunctions' are used to join alternatives or equal elements. They are usually two words that are used together to imply the correct meaning. Some important 'correlative conjunctions' are either/or, neither/nor, not only/but also.
Starting a Sentence with Conjunctions
You can start a sentence with a conjunction if it implies a logical meaning, no matter which conjunction you are using.
Conjunctions are used to link sentences with each other. Let us take a look at different conjunctions.
- coordinating conjunctions
- subordinating conjunctions
- correlative conjunctions