What Are Conjunctions?
'Conjunctions' are categorized into three main groups based on the structures they link together. Here are the three categories:
'Coordinating conjunctions' are linking words that join words, phrases, or clauses of equal importance. There are only seven coordinating conjunctions in English:
I like to talk to you,
As the name suggests, 'subordinating conjunctions' are used to join the subordinate clause to the main clause. 'Although,' 'because,' 'until,' and 'while,' are some common examples of 'subordinating conjunctions.'
I talked on the phone,
They did not take off,
'Correlative conjunctions' are pairs of conjunctions that work together to join words, phrases, or clauses that have equal importance or are parallel in grammatical structure. They are typically used to emphasize the relationship between the words, phrases, or clauses they connect. Some important 'correlative conjunctions' of English are either...or, neither..nor, and 'not only...but also'.
Starting a Sentence with Conjunctions
You can start a sentence with a conjunction if it implies a logical meaning, regardless of which conjunction is used.
Conjunctions are used to link sentences with each other. Let us take a look at different conjunctions.
- Coordinating conjunctions
- Subordinating conjunctions
- Correlative conjunctions
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