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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Comma after a coordinating conjunction preceding a parenthetical at the start of the sentence

Although similar questions have been asked before, I am still not clear as to official or, at the very least, preferred position from punctuation rules point of view on comma after coordinating ...
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What is the proper usage of “not only… but also”?

I'm trying to figure out how to use "not only... but also" properly. Basically, my goal is to combine two clauses by using "not only". For negations, I've figured out two styles that both sound ...
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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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'For while …, yet …' : Right quantity and use of conjunctions?

For while the capacity to overcome all opposing sensible impulses can and must be simply presupposed in man on account of his freedom, yet this capacity as strength is something he must acquire. (Kant,...
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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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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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Can I use “but” at the beginning of a sentence?

For a while, using but to start a sentence was largely frowned upon. But, I think it is possible to use but at the beginning of a sentence, as long as it isn't overused. Am I right?
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“But from” or “But rather from”?

Which one is more grammatically correct? But from or But rather from? I don't quite understand which one should be used. And I seriously doubt that the second one can be used at all. It didn't ...
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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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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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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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Necessity of “that” as a conjunction

A simple Google search reveals that the word that can be used in many ways: as a pronoun, determiner, adverb and conjunction. I'm wondering about its usage specifically as a conjunction. Take the ...
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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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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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Tense of verb after conjunction

Jumping straight into my question, consider these two sentences: He had finished the recitation and closed the book. He had finished the recitation and had closed the book. Which of the above two ...
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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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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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Is “Next to that” really an alternative to “Additionally” or “Moreover”?

I see many of my compatriots using the phrase "Next to that" at the start of a sentence to mean "Additionally", "Moreover", "Furthermore" or "In addition". The reason for this, I feel, may be that ...
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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 “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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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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“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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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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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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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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Does “either A or B ” preclude “both A and B”?

In mathematics, "A or B" includes "A and B". Does "either" mean "A or B but not (A and B)" or does it include the possibility of "A and B"? The context might be mathematics, formal logic or ordinary ...
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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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'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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What is a difference between “what if” and “if”

My English teacher asked me what's the difference between what if and if last week. I can't search anything about that. What only I know is what if is a question sentence. And if is a general(?) ...
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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...