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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Are there resources that connect the multiple meanings of “as”?

Respecting this answer, This is often the cases when one reads dictionary definitions but in fact, it's not very difficult to see the connections. the semantic field of 'as' is actually quite ...
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Is it correct to use a comma both before AND after a conjunction?

There is often talk about when to use a comma before conjunctions, but what about when to use them before and after? I would typically write the below sentence as follows: There is a weight of ...
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Should a semicolon be used with a conjunction and a dependent clause?

I've seen semicolons used to separate independent clauses, but is it correct to use them with an independent clause, a conjunction, and a dependent clause? <independent clause 1>; but ...
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SAT Writing Question

Upon considering the facts of the case; he quickly made a decision and sent the police. A. When he considered B. Considering C. Upon Considering D. When Considering Hello everyone, I ...
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Do I lose the subject of the sentence by adding a preposition?

The following second sentence, continues the first, but I wonder whether using the word in causes the second sentence to no longer have a subject, or does it remain from the prior sentence by way of ...
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Conjunction and Subordination

What is the conjunction that indicates subordination in the sentence: By the end of the party, she played Tarot to tell my fortune. I'm in doubt between "by the end" and "by the end of". What do ...
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Having trouble with “and therefore”. Is it a conjunction?

I am having trouble figuring out if any of the following sentences is grammatically correct: (A) People perceive him as manipulative, and therefore do not trust him. (B) People perceive him as ...
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A question regarding verb parallelism from GMAT

This is a question from GMAT sentence correction section. \begin{question} The growth of the railroads led to the abolition of local times, which was determined by when the sun reached the ...
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Is it wrong if I don't omit 'the' when there are multiple 'the' items?

Someone claims that the following is ungrammatical: We focus on the parameters of the representative frequency, the composition of sounds and the sequence complexity. They claim it should ...
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“Conductive to achieving” or “Conductive to achieve”?

So there is the sentence: "The current environment is not conducive to achieving the best results" The usage of "to verb+ing" is very confusing. What is the difference between "to achieving" and "to ...
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Parallelism using “as,” “nor,” “or,” and “neither… nor”

Am I using correct parallelism in the following sentence? They say the place where you are born is not a choice, as it is not the family into which you are born. If the above sentence uses correct ...
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Joining two sentences into a compound predicate sentence using conjunction “and”

Which is the correct way to join the sentences and make a compound predicate sentence? The boys are playing football. They are enjoying themselves. The boys are playing football and enjoying ...
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“Whether” or “if” in this context: “I wonder *if/whether* I will ever see this again” [duplicate]

I think the more common recommendation (or appropriate) style is to use "if" in this sentence, "I wonder if I will ever see this again," because there is only one "option." Alternatively, I would ...
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Why no conjunctions between adverbial phrases/clauses when able to be confused with adjective phrase?

Thank you for the kind comments and answers regrading the adverbial phrase of place. But what I don't understand is how they can be used without a conjunction in some cases. For example: 1 He ...
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“Sorry, if” - comma usage incorrect?

I was criticised for the usage of a comma before the subordinating conjunction 'if'. The sentence was "Sorry, if this was in any way unpleasant..." I was under the impression that comma usage in ...
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Contamination issue

Please consider this sentence: The Test provides insight into how to deal with difficult people, such as [difficult] employees. Should the word difficult be repeated? I wonder whether such as ...
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Subordinating Conjunctions and Conjunctive adverbs

Is there way to identify which words are Subordinating Conjunctions and which are Conjunctive adverbs, or do we need to memorize it? Both seems similar to me Subordinating Conjunctions: Although, ...
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Conjunctions or Interrupting phrase

Are both correct and are their meanings the same? This is the reason, therefore, that you should buy the house. This is the reason; therefore, you should buy the house. One is interrupting phrase, ...
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Is “posit Pluto not a planet” a valid rendering of “posit that Pluto is not a planet”?

The fragment "posit Pluto not a planet" is particularly awkward, but would "posit tomato a fruit" or "posit tomatoes as fruits" be any better as a rendering of "posit that tomatoes are fruits"?
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What expression was used in English that “however” and others replaced around 1750?

Prompted by the questions about "despite"/"in spite of" on ELL and EL&U I played in N-gram for in spite of, despite even though, although, however. After 1750 there is a sharp rise in most of ...
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singular or plural noun after connecting two or more things by and

I was writing an email and there was a sentence PersonA has joined t1, t2 and t3 teams My question is should it be teams or team and the end? What is the rule of thumb?
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Use of “is” versus “are” in a particular case [duplicate]

I need some help, because this is confounding me. I have the following sentence: "The second column of leaves are to be submerged in distilled water (set DS)." When I run this sentence through ...
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Can we use “not either” instead of “neither”?

Can we use "not either" instead of "neither"? For example, given that… I don't like football I don't like basketball … which of the following are correct? A. I like neither football nor ...
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What is the meaning of “read of”? [closed]

I saw this phrase in a sentence. Here it is: He read of the room that was prepared at the palace at Rheims for the use of Queen. What does it mean?
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Conjunctions coordinating vs subordinating

I have a question about the conjunction so. ABeka, which is an advanced homeschool curriculum, classifies the conjunction so as a subordinating conjunction. The book states that it is used to join ...
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I need help with commas and conjunctions

Is it correct to add a comma before but in the sentence below? An explanation as to why this sentence is correct or incorrect would be appreciated. If you have a weak stomach, I would not ...
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I need help with punctuation while using conjunctions

Do the two sentences below need a comma before "and"? If so, why? 1 "Juanita is brilliant and Shalimar has a pleasant personality." 2 "Use your credit cards frequently and you'll soon find yourself ...
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Oxford comma before “or”?

Is the Oxford comma restricted to the use of "and"? Or can/should it be also applied in sentences with "or"? I would choose physics, mathematics or biology. I would choose physics, ...
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Comma issue: noun of direct address in the middle of the sentence after conjunction

Another nitpicky comma question that I hope you will help me to resolve. How does one need to punctuate the noun of direct address (or vocative) in the middle of the sentence that goes directly after ...
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Comma usage with compound sentences

Rule 101 of compound sentences is that a coordinate conjunction must be accompanied by a comma most of the time when joining independent clauses, yet I stumble across sentences all that time that seem ...
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where should I place conjunction in the sentence? [duplicate]

I have a problem with the placement of conjunctions in a sentence. (Especially when I am writing an academic article.) In many articles, writers place the conjunctions in the middle of sentence. ...
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Why is 'while' sometimes a synonym of 'whereas', and sometimes of 'although'?

The north of the country is mountainous while the south is flat. = The north of the country is mountainous whereas (although would be incorrect) the south is flat. The north of the country ...
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Repeating “the” with each item separated by “or” [duplicate]

If we have several items to mention, which should be separated with or, is this correct to use the for each one? Could it be possible to use one "the" to distribute among them? For example, which of ...
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use of a comma before the conjunction “plus”

Sweet children enjoy sprinkles on top of ice cream sundaes, plus the syrups at the bottom of the dish. Would this be correct without the comma?
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How to interpret confusing statements involving either/or/not? [duplicate]

I have a simple problem basically I am unable to understand the meaning of some questions involving or/not, and using comma with and. I have the following questions:- 1.Whats the meaning of, say , ...
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Do dependent clauses have to have subjects?

I am studying for a test and am confused about one point. In my book, there is one rule that states Independent, (FANBOYS) Independent. This shows the general rule that you can connect independent ...
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“Curious as to who” vs. “curious of who”

I'm curious as to who you are. I'm curious of who you are. The person is anonymous and I'm just wondering who it is.
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Contract interpretation

To be eligible for holiday pay the employee must meet the following requirement: the employee must have worked the last scheduled day before, and the first scheduled day after a holiday except when ...
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“here” as a conjunction in a sence?

Is it correct to use "here" as a conjunction in written English? For example: In comparison to first-generation devices, here, the system is built from digital components. Thank you.
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What are the title capitalization rules for rarely used prepositions like “down”, “up”, “off”, etc.?

In capitalizing English titles, my understanding is that all prepositions of four or fewer letters should be written lowercase, unless part of a phrasal verb. (I realize that AP style and the Chicago ...
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Is “and” necessary before the last item in the list of things after “such as”? [duplicate]

Could someone tell me whether "and" is necessary in the space: I like different types of fruits, such as apples, oranges, bananas, [and] pineapples.
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not only, but also

With reference to the principle of balance in the use of "not only, but also", can someone help me judge whether the following is correct: Not only are students encouraged to enhance their ...
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Do complex sentences always need a conjunction? [closed]

"At her age, Minggay Awok's only companions were a few charcoal black chickens." Because of "At her age," does this make the sentence complex, or is it still a simple sentence? I do know complex ...
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Can I begin a sentence with, “Unless, that is …”?

Given a rather long sentence that finishes with something like: ... and therefore, you need not submit that form. Is it allowable to start the next sentence with, "Unless, that is, you .....", or ...
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Can “as well as” be a conjunction?

Can as well as be a conjunction that connects two independent sentences? The reference to the relevant rules and similar threads would be much appreciated. The training program will be introduced ...
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Differences between “however”, “although”,“albeit”, etc

What are the differences between albeit, although, howbeit, however, and though?
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Substituting how for that

I feel the following sentence would be used by Native speakers but only in highly informal speech in certain areas: In his letter he explains how the book has a great plot and is generally enjoyable. ...
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“People who” or “people that” [closed]

I am doing homework and I got confused about this phrase when I was writing. I am not a native English speaker. (...) and the only way to do this was taking control of everything and being ...
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Comma before a conjunction that precedes an infinitive phrase?

I understand that a comma is used before "and" when the conjunction precedes an independent clause; however, I'm curious if the same rule applies when it precedes an infinitive phrase: "It was my job ...
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'before' vs. 'until'

Which is more appropriate? I had lived in New York for three years until/before I graduated from college. Perhaps, there may be a more appropriate expression, but if you have to use either of ...