Parts of speech

Conjunction Definition and Types with Examples

Conjunction Definition and Types with Examples


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.


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.

andI am going to the shop to buy milk and eggs.
butDana doesn’t like to work at the museum, but she has no other choice at the moment.
orPlease speak up or be quiet.
whenTina wears gloves when she drives.
whileBob cooked dinner while Nina was at work.
so1 am very tired, so please don’t make a noise.
ifWe will go to see the match if it doesn’t rain today.
althoughMy brother got me a book for my birthday although i had told him that 1 wanted a video game.
becauseBarbra can’t wear high heels because she has a spinal problem.
unlessI will come to your party unless my relatives come for dinner.
afterJosh passed out after the game.

Types of Conjunctions

Coordinating ConjunctionsSubordinating ConjunctionsCorrelative 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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