Conjunctions and connecting words

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Basic conjunctions

Conjunctions join two parts of a sentence and help to show the connection between the two parts of the sentence.

and tells you more

  • We went home and went straight to bed.

but makes a contrast

  • They are rich but they aren’t happy.

because answers the question why?

  • We went home because we were tired.

so tells you the result

  • We went home early, so we missed the end of the concert.

when answers the question when?

  • We went home when Jane wanted to.

before, after answers the question what happened first?

  • We went home before the concert ended.
  • We went home after Max Jones had sung his first song.

although, though tells you something surprising

  • We went home although / though we did not really want to.

if makes a condition

  • We will go home if we are tired.

Coordinating Conjunctions

  • for
  • and
  • nor
  • but
  • or
  • yet

Subordinating Conjunctions

  • A: after, although, as, as if, as long as, as much as, as soon as, as though
  • B: because, before, by the time
  • E: even if, even though
  • I: if, in order that, in case
  • L: lest
  • O: once, only if
  • P: provided that
  • S: since, so that
  • T: than, that, though, till
  • U: unless, until
  • W: when, whenever, where, wherever, while
TIME CAUSE + EFFECT OPPOSITION CONDITION
after because although if
before since though unless
when now that even though only if
while as whereas whether or not
since in order that while even if
until so in case (that)

Correlative Conjunctions

  • both… and
  • either… or
  • neither… nor
  • not only… but also
  • whether… or

A: after, although, as, as if, as long as, as much as, as soon as, as though

B: because, before, by the time

E: even if, even though

I: if, in order that, in case

L: lest

O: once, only if

P: provided that

S: since, so that

T: than, that, though, till

U: unless, until

W: when, whenever, where, wherever, while

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