in details about conjunctions,its types,its uses with example

A conjunction is a word which connects two words or clauses or sentences and shows the relation between them. They are used to avoid making the text seem like bullet points and to make the text flow. E.g. -

Jai saw a dog on the road. He decided to adopt the dog. Jai brought the dog home.

Jai saw a dog on the roadanddecided to adopt the dog,sohe brought the dog home.

Here andandsoare conjunctions which are used to join the sentences and show the relation between them.

Coordinating Conjunctions

These conjunctions are used to link or join two words or phrases that are equally important and complete in terms of grammar when compared with each other. That is to say, the sentences or words do not depend on anything to give themselves meaning.

There are seven main coordinating conjunctions -

For

And

Nor

But

Or

Yet

Soon

Chris does not want tea. Chris does not want coffee. -Chris does not want teaorcoffee.

  • Here, we see howorwas used to combine the two words and make a cohesive sentence using them. Also, notice how theoris between the two words.

I scored 60% in the exams this year. Anita scored 7% more than me this year. -I scored 60% in the examsbutAnita scored 7% more than me this year.

  • Here we see thatbutwas used in the middle to combine and show the relation between the two sentences that were both equally important and cohesive by themselves.

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