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# Types of Conjunctions and Its Explanation

Sep 2, 2022

A word that joins sentences, words, phrases and clauses​ is a conjunction.

And, for, because, neither, nor, as, yet, so, but​are some of the most commonly used conjunctions in English.

• Children like park and children like rollercoaster ride.
• Would you like tea or would you take coffee?​
• Max was wealthy, but Max was miser.
• Peter ran fast for the sake of prize​.

If you break each of the sentences, it will be possible to use each of the clauses on their own, like:

• Children like park(Independent Clause) ​

and ​

• Children like rollercoaster ride. (Independent Clause) ​
• Would you like tea (Independent Clause) ​

or

• Would you take coffee?​ (Independent Clause) ​
• Max was wealthy(Independent Clause) ​

but

• Max was miser. (Independent Clause) ​
• Peter ran fast (Independent Clause) ​

for

• The sake of prize​.(Independent Clause)

The independent clause makes meaning on its own, e.g.Children like park and Children like rollercoaster ride.​

We know that it is a complete thought.

The coordinating conjunction is used to connect two independent clauses. [the clauses make sense even if they are on their own].

E.g.: and, for, nor, but, or, yet, so.

Examples:

• Can you visit the hospital because I need the tablets.​
• Peter was walking fast as if he had to catch the bus.​
• Mary ran to park after the school got over.
• Mother asks Max to behave properly once he reached the church.​

If you break each of the sentences, it will be possible to use each of the clauses on their own, like:

• Can you visit the hospital?

because

I need the tablets.​

• If he had to catch the bus.

as

Peter was walking fast.​

• Mary ran to park.

after

The school got over.

• Mother asks Max to behave properly.

once

He reached the church.​

The subordinate clause supports the independent clause.​Subordinate clause is dependent on the independent clause. The subordinating conjunction is generally used to introduce a subordinate clause ​

E.g.: after, before, once, although, as if, as, because.​

Coordinating conjunctions are used to connect two independent clauses. They connect two ideas. They place a comma before the conjunction.

Examples: Yet,for, and, nor, but, so,or.

The subordinating conjunctions are generally used to introduce a subordinate clause. They give different meaning to the sentence. They also give the sentence cause and effect relationship.

Examples: After, before, once, although, as if, as, before.

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