A conjunction is a word used to connect words, phrases or
There are three types of conjunctions:
Co-ordinate Conjunctions: Coordinate conjunctions are normally used to join like with
like (i.e., a noun with another noun, an adjective with another adjective, an
adverb with another adverb, etc.)
The most common ones are and, or and but.
The claw is
sharp and hooked.
Correlative Conjunctions: Correlative conjunctions are used in pairs to join alternatives or equal elements.
The most common pairs are either/or, neither/nor and not only/but also.
I could neither
laugh nor cry.
Subordinate conjunctions are used to join subordinate
clauses to main
clauses. Common examples include although, because, since,
unless, until and while.
I am not
attending the meeting until the game has finished.
Jack and Tim
will sing until the either
band or disco arrives. [show
me the conjunctions]|