Conjunctions: Advanced

The two types of conjunction

  • There are two types of conjunction: co-ordinating conjunctions and subordinating conjunctions.

Coordinating conjunctions

  • These link clauses or units of equal importance. There are relatively few co-ordinating conjunctions, principally and, but, so, or. For example:

    I loathe cabbages and sprouts
    Romeo loved Juliet, but their parents disapproved.

Subordinating conjunctions

  • join units of unequal importance, in which one unit is subordinate to the other. There is a considerable variety of subordinating conjunctions including because, when, unless, since, although, where, that

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