Parts Of Speech Conjunction Role In Basic English Grammar
Combination: Definition and Examples
The combination is the grammatical form utilized as a "joiner” for words, expressions, or conditions in a specific sentence. It interfaces these words or gatherings of words together, so that specific connections among these different pieces of the sentence will be built up, and the musings that these pass on will be associated.
What are the Different Types of Conjunctions?
In the English language, conjunctions come in three fundamental sorts: the organizing conjunctions, the subjecting conjunctions, and the correlative conjunctions.
1. Organizing Conjunction
Among the three sorts of conjunctions, this is presumably the most well-known one. The primary capacity of organizing conjunctions is to join words, expressions, and provisions together, which are normally linguistically equivalent. Beside that, this kind of conjunctions is placed in the middle of the words or gatherings of words that it interfaces together, and not toward the start or toward the end.
Pizza and burgers are my favorite snacks.
In the sample sentence above, the underlined word serves as a coordinating conjunction that links two words together (pizza + burgers).
The treasure was hidden in the cave or in the underground lagoon.
The example above shows how coordinating conjunctions can join together two (or more) phrases. The coordinating conjunction “or” in the sentence above links “in the cave” and “in the underground lagoon.”
What those girls say and what they actually do are completely different.
In this sentence, you’ll see how the same coordinating conjunction ”and” from the first sample sentence can be used to link clauses together (“what those girls say” and “what they actually do”), instead of just single words.
How to Punctuate Coordinating Conjunctions
In joining two words, phrases, or dependent clauses together, a comma is not required before the coordinating conjunction.Examples:
aliens and predators
by the beach or on the hill
what you see and what you get
If, on the other hand, you are linking more than two words, phrases, and dependent clauses together, a series of commas must be placed in between the distinct elements.
spiders, snakes, and scorpions
in the bedroom, in the garage, or at the garden
Lastly, for joining together two independent clauses, a comma must be used before placing the coordinating conjunction.
Cassandra fell asleep, so Joaquin just went home.
I don’t really like spaghetti, but I can eat lasagna any day.
For you to easily recall the different coordinating conjunctions that you can use, you can just remember the word “FANBOYS,” which stands for:
This type of conjunctions is used in linking two clauses together. Aside from the fact that they introduce a dependent clause, subordinating conjunctions also describe the relationship between the dependent clause and the independent clause in the sentence.
List of Common Subordinating Conjunctions:
as soon as
no matter how
as far as
It is so cold outside, so I brought you a jacket.
Because it is so cold outside, I brought you a jacket.
By looking at the sentences above, you will easily notice that a subordinating conjunction can be found either at the beginning of the sentence or between the clauses that it links together. Aside from that, a comma should also be placed in between the two clauses (independent clause and dependent clause) of the sentence.
3. Correlative Conjunction
The correlative conjunctions are simply pairs of conjunctions which are used to join equal sentence elements together.
List of Common Correlative Conjunctions:
not only… but also
Both my brother and my father are lawyers.
I can’t decide whether I’ll take Chemical Engineering or take Medical Technology in college.
What is a Conjunctive Adverb?
Although a conjunctive adverb is not a real conjunction, this kind of words functions as conjunctions in a sentence. Some examples of conjunctive adverbs are:
on the contrary
as a result
on the other hand