Conjunctions are words used to connect clauses or sentences or to coordinate words in the same clause, such as "and," "but," and "if."

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How to comprehend a sentence with multiple contrasting word and commas?

Darwin’s influence on modern scientific inquiry is largely ......; yet while Darwin’s ideas inform fields as disparate as genetics and social psychology, one cannot help but think that each group, in ....
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Can I use “and” several times in this sentence? PS: I'm writing an introductory email to a startup… [closed]

I am a 26-year old tech and extreme sport enthusiast, and also very much interested in human and social evolution.
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Where vs when - a matter of place or one of… time

Educated by weaklings, idolators of stigmata, especially fragmentary ones, we belong to a clinical age when only cases count. This is a quote from E.M. Cioran's book ''All Gall Is Divided'' (...
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Why is “and” not used before “, etc.”? [closed]

When you use , etc. to indicate that further, similar items are included, for example: We’re trying to resolve problems of withdrawal, peer pressure, etc. Is it incorrect to use , and etc.?
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An old (19-20th century) usage of “but”

Here's the sentence "Not a wrong in this world but had him as its champion ; not a cause of liberty or reform but gained his support." The statement falls in a paragraph of introduction of a ...
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Do I need to use “that” after to “think”? [closed]

In this phrase: I caught myself thinking that most people ... Is "that" unnecessary or wrong?
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Is it proper to combine prepositions using conjunctions?

I have come across the issue of wanting to use both two prepositions to describe a subject. This is not a common issue, judging by the lack of information regarding it. This is an example of the type ...
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Want to know if the phrase is correct on because

The sentence below was said by somebody I remember like Annadurai in Tamilnadu, India, but I'm not sure whether it's correct. "A sentence cannot start with the word because because because is a ...
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Is “lest” always followed by “should”?

I remember my grandfather giving examples of "lest" like ...lest you should fail. Is "lest" always followed by "should" because I see "lest" all the times without being followed by "should" in ...
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Can as be used in a participial phrase?

Many Native peoples see the three plants as a model of cooperation and harmony, each plant benefiting from the others' growth. As the early horticulturists knew, the three grow best when they grow ...
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Is though in the following sentence used correctly as a conjunction?

Albert Einstein is often considered the most original scientist of the modern age. Even he, though, acknowledged his reliance on the work of others, such Emmy Noether. I have trouble understanding ...
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Is the use of “that when” grammatically correct? [closed]

For example: Henry Fayol figured out that when a worker is assigned one specific task of one specific subject, he execute it faster instead of he execute of different subjects in equal ...
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Does “not” cover the whole sentence?

"Johnny is not tall and fat." Which of the two does the above sentence mean? Johnny is not tall and not fat. Johnny is not tall, but he is fat.
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Cutting off words in complex sentences

I want to combine these 2 sentences using "while" and using as few words as possible: "Domestic trade happens within the country." "International trade happens outside the country." Are the ...
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“Unless” at the end of the sentence

I was just wondering what does it mean when people use of the word "unless" at the end of the sentence. As far as I know, I only hear people say something like "Unless you work hard, you will fail." ...
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When “and” is used two different ways in a sentence . . .

I know it is not correct to put a comma before "and" if the subject is the same but I feel like I should do so if "and" appears earlier in the sentence like this: He was convicted of murder and human ...
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“I went to the cinema after eating my dinner” - is “after” a preposition or subordinating conjunction?

English schools are introducing some assessment tests for all children. Some people are unhappy with this. A politician was interviewed on the radio about it, and was asked one of the questions. (...
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'represented for' wrong usage?

Can someone please confirm that the grammar in this video is off. It's supposedly a teaser video for a new product from a Chinese company. https://youtube.com/watch?v=CfgviCjtvg0 Shouldn't ...
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Conjunction usage in Grammar

What kind of conjunction can we put between 'can' and a verb without any punctuation? Is 'however' possible?
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Is the comma here needed?

So I just saw this quote: "If anyone needs me, I'll be in the corner crying." Is the comma here needed? And if so, why?
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How to use a numbered list inside a sentence

There were a few factors to keep in mind when going about the benefit cost analysis: 1) technologies that were going to stay 2) those that were going to stay but be upgraded 3) things that were ...
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Semicolon use before conjunction

"This is not a film about people with disabilities, but about the deep paths of human communication." Could I change this to - "This is not a film about people with disabilities; but the deep paths ...
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Can I use “but” when the second part of a sentence isn't in contrast to the first?

My understanding of the conjunction "but" is that it should be used when the second part of a sentence rebuts the first. However, I often find myself using it when the second part isn't rebutting ...
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Which of these is grammatically correct? [closed]

"Stop smoking until it's too late" Or "Stop smoking before it's too late"
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Which is grammatically more correct? [closed]

We'll be creating a simple login screen with two input boxes for email address, password and a sign in button. or We'll be creating a simple login screen with two input boxes for email ...
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Is “and” used correctly in this sentence? How does it change the meaning if I remove it?

It's hard for me to figure out why the writer uses "and" in the end of the following sentence. Like "and of which we and those who come after us have a right to be proud." "It is no good talking ...
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Repeating the same word in relative clause and independent clause [closed]

Do you think if the following sentence grammatically okay or should we rewrite because the word gasoline are placed closely? Automobile manufacturers are producing smaller cars, which use less ...
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“Even though” and “then” in the same sentence

Is it grammatically correct to use even though and then in the same sentence as in the following? Even though in the beginning, Picasso's work was influenced by other artists then Picasso ...
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The text will be read only once …listen carefully

I came across the following sentence in a test and I need to fill in it with correct conjunction , it could be coordinating, adverbial or subordinating conjunction. It looks like the word so fits well ...
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“That” in a noun clause — omittable or not

I know (that) "that" is omittable in a clause following verbs like say, think, know etc., but if there are two clauses in the same sentence led by the verb, is it true that the second "that" is not ...
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Usage of “;” . Can it connect verb phrases without conjunctions?

I know ";" can connect related sentences without any conjunctions. Now I wonder if ";" can also connect verb phrases as follow: The device calculates ....; selects ....; programs....; and changes... ...
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Comma usage with one subject, multiple verbs, and multiple objects

Just got a writing job, part of which involves editing. There's a pretty specific type of sentence that's coming up a lot, and I'm not sure if a comma is required or not. The sentences look like this:...
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Subordinate conjunctions - Semicolon before acceptable? [duplicate]

What would be correct? The word "sacred" means "regarded with great respect and reverence", and the word is most commonly used in religious meaning; however,... Or The word "sacred" means "...
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Your payments are setup as X

I understand as to be a conjunction and that a clause must follow. However, I've read some financial document which, in the context of how much I must pay the bank via a direct debit, said the ...
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Distributive property of 'and' for a set

If I did 'x' for two years and then did 'y' for one year, can I correctly say that I did 'x' and 'y' for 3 years? Or would that be false since I hadn't done 'y' for more than one year? Would it be ...
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Does imperative + semicolon + declarative necessitate a causal relationship?

For instance, take the sentence "Go wash the windows; I like green bears." Given that the two clauses must be closely related because they are joined by a semicolon, is there any other way to ...
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A conjunction that implies “associated with” or “belonging to”?

I used "of which" to connect two sentences as follows: I study master of architecture in Aalto University of which all my courses except the master thesis have been completed. The sequence of ...
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Should I use the word “that” in a sentence when it is not required? [duplicate]

In this sentence My sister told me that she didn't want pancakes for breakfast. The sentence would still make sense even if the word "that" is taken out. How would one decide to use the word "...
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When do I need to have a preposition before whether?

I often see prepositions that come before whether and I feel that most of the time these prepositions are unnecessary. I'm confused as to whether a preposition is required before whether. I ...
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Moreover between commas

While writing, I am often tempted to write sentences as: It is, moreover, clear that... or We have, in addition, other things to take into account. Is the use of the conjunctive adverbs ...
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How common is the use of 'although' as a preposition rather than a conjunction?

Conceding a point can be expressed by means of – an adverb (however, nevertheless, etc); – a preposition + the point in noun form (despite this, in spite of this, despite the fact that, etc); ...
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Is it okay to say, “I would rather eat it than look at it”?

I know "than" can be both preposition and conjunction and in this case it seems to serve as a conjunction. But the sentence doesn't look right and I think the right sentence would be, I would ...
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Using 'or' twice in a sentence [duplicate]

Can I use 'or' twice in this sentence? I don’t know whether it was a last-minute programme or they didn’t get information about the programme or the school did not get to inform the parents on ...
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Is this use of “but also” grammatically correct and used in the right context?

"Personally I enjoy typing on my computer more than writing. I think it's because I don't have very good handwriting but also because my thoughts spring up faster than I could ever write but with ...
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Negators in sentences that switch the meaning of “and” and “or”

In a sense, this is a follow up to the question Use of “and” and “or” in lists when intent is to disallow all items. An answer states "Or has the meaning of and when it is inside a negated sentence.", ...
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Not to mention A and/or B?

I want to express X is prohibited. Of course A is prohibited. Of course B is also prohibited. Should I use X is prohibited. Not to mention A and B. or X is prohibited. Not to mention A ...
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Which word usage is grammatically correct? [duplicate]

Presents a rare and a valuable opportunity Or Presents a rare and valuable opportunity The job of a physician or a nurse Or The job of a physician or nurse Which word usage is correct? Thanks