Parts of speech

Conjunction Definition and Types with Examples

Conjunction Definition and Types with Examples

Definition 

Conjunction are joining words. They help join two different thoughts in a sentence.

Conjunctions help explain the cause, purpose, condition, and time of an action.

Example:

I am sick. I won’t be able to go to school today.

I am sick, so I won’t be able to go to school today.

Conjunctions Examples
and I am going to the shop to buy milk and eggs.
but Dana doesn’t like to work at the museum, but she has no other choice at the moment.
or Please speak up or be quiet.
when Tina wears gloves when she drives.
while Bob cooked dinner while Nina was at work.
so 1 am very tired, so please don’t make a noise.
if We will go to see the match if it doesn’t rain today.
although My brother got me a book for my birthday although i had told him that 1 wanted a video game.
because Barbra can’t wear high heels because she has a spinal problem.
unless I will come to your party unless my relatives come for dinner.
after Josh passed out after the game.

Types of Conjunctions

Coordinating Conjunctions Subordinating Conjunctions Correlative Conjunctions
  • for
  • and
  • nor
  • but
  • or
  • yet
  • so
  • After
  • Although
  • As Though
  • Because
  • Before
  • Even If
  • As Far As
  • As If
  • As Long As
  • As Soon As
  • As Though
  • Every Time
  • Because
  • Before
  • Even If
  • When
  • Where
  • Wherever
  • Even Though
  • Unless
  • Until
  • Whenever
  • Whereas
  • While If
  • In Order That
  • Since
  • So
  • So That
  • Though
  • Either…or not
  • Neither…nor
  • Just as…so
  • The…the
  • As…as
  • As much…as no
  • Sooner… Then
  • Only…but (also)
  • Both…and
  • Whether…or
  • Rather…than

Types of Conjunction with Examples

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