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Coordinating Conjunctions and Correlative Conjunctions
A conjunction joins words or groups of words in a sentence.
I ate lunch with Kate and Derma.
Because it is rainy today, the trip is canceled.
She didn’t press the bell, but I did.
There are three types of conjunctions:
a.Connect words, phrases, or clauses that are independent or equal
b.and, but, or, so, for, yet, and not
a.Used in pairs
b.both/and, either/or, neither/nor, not only/but also
a.Used at the beginning of subordinate clauses
b.although, after, before, because, how, if, once, since, so that, until, unless, when, while, where, whether, etc.
1.And—means "in addition to":
We are going to a zoo and an aquarium on the same day.
2.But—connects two different things that are not in agreement:
I am a night owl, but she is an early bird.
3.Or—indicates a choice between two things:
Do you want a red one or a blue one?
4.So—illustrates a result of the first thing:
This song has been very popular, so I downloaded it.
I want to go there again, for it was a wonderful trip.
6.Yet—indicates contrast with something:
He performed very well, yet he didn’t make the final cut.
She won gold medals from both the single and group races.
Both TV and television are correct words.
I am fine with either Monday or Wednesday.
You can have either apples or pears.
He enjoys neither drinking nor gambling.
Neither you nor I will get off early today.
4.Not only/but also
Not only red but also green looks good on you.
She got the perfect score in not only English but also math.
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