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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 . . .
Subordinating 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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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.
Considering their form, conjunctions are categorized as being:
D. conjunctional phrases
A lot more complex structure is implemented based on the linking relations conjunctions set for the two connected sentence elements/clauses.