Grammar For Beginners_ All About Conjunctions

Grammar For Beginners: All About Conjunctions


We continue our parts of speech series by writing all about conjunctions.

What are parts of speech?

Language is made up of different words with different functions. These words are are known as parts of speech.

These categories are:

  1. Nouns
  2. Adjectives
  3. Verbs
  4. Conjunctions
  5. Articles
  6. Pronouns
  7. Adverbs
  8. Prepositions

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Today, I will discuss conjunctions.

All About Conjunctions

Conjunctions join words, sentences, phrases, or clauses.

Examples: and, then, but, however, or, even.

Tip: Never begin a sentence with a conjunction in business writing.

Inexperienced writers overuse conjunctions,and they end up with too many thoughts in one sentence. Long sentences do not impress readers. They show a writer’s ignorance and chase readers away.

More examples: and, but, either…or, neither…nor, that, as, after, before, since, when, where, if.

There are three types of conjunctions: coordinating, subordinating, and correlative conjunctions. Have a look at their functions in this chart from Dictionary.com

Grammar For Beginners: All About Conjunctions

Look out for next week’s post on prepositions.

[Top Tip: If you need practical help with your grammar, buy The Complete Grammar Workbook.]

by Amanda Patterson

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