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English Grammar Notes #10:

CONJUNCTIONS

 

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DEFINITION
(fragment from LSEG Definition M9)

"Conjunction" is the sentence element used to link two similar sentence/syntactic elements, or two clauses in a complex sentence in which both are working together towards building the meaning . . .


LSEG: conjunctionsSubordinating conjunctions set/mark important relations between the clauses of a complex sentence. However, in many instances similar subordinating relations may be achieved using other sentence elements working as "conjunction-equivalents". For example:
a. interrogative and relative adjectives
b. interrogative and relative pronouns
c. interrogative and relative adverbs
d. adverbs working as conjunctions


The structure employed to present conjunctions is:
1.  Types of Conjunctions
2.  Conjunctions' Functions
3.  Particular Conjunctions

 
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 TYPES OF CONJUNCTIONS


Conjunctions
exhibit complex binding functionality. In most instances, conjunctions tie together two similar sentence/syntactic elements, or they link two clauses in a complex sentence construction.

LSEG: types of conjunctionsConsidering their form, conjunctions are categorized as being:
A. simple
B. compound
C. correlative
D. conjunctional phrases


A lot more complex structure is implemented based on the linking relations conjunctions set for the two connected sentence elements/clauses.
 CONJUNCTIONS' FUNCTIONS


Conjunctions have two major functions
which also mark the relations conjunctions set for the two sentence/syntactic elements they bind together. Therefore, considering their functions, conjunctions are structured in:
A. coordinating conjunctions
B. subordinating conjunctions


Fragment from LSEG: categories of conjunctions based on functionality.

LSEG: categories of conjunctions based on function
 
Fragment from LSEG: using conjunctions.

LSEG: using conjunctions

 
 PARTICULAR CONJUNCTIONS



Fragment from LSEG: using equivalent conjunctions.

LSEG: equivalent conjunctions

 

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