Parts of speech

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 style="text-align: center;" width="312">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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