Questions tagged [conjunctions]

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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“but” followed by adverb

Is the usage "but implicitly" in the following sentence correct? B is also assumed but implicitly. The context is as follows. We know that both "A" and "B" are assumed. But compared with "A", the ...
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Comma usage confusion

Here's the sentence given in my book: Beyond that I know nothing. Shouldn't this be the following? Beyond that, I know nothing. If I'm wrong, could you please explain the precise rules? As far ...
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Is “for the purpose that” grammatically correct? [migrated]

I have googled and rarely found the example of usage. Instead I found "for the purpose of" is more common. My English teacher, who is not English-native speaker, showed me one but I rather disagree ...
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What does “where” mean in “co-operating with liberal or conservative parties where possible to survive the entire term”? [migrated]

In their 2020-02-05 column, “Minority report: German politics”, The Economist writes: In the 1970s West Germany’s two main parties, one centre-left, one centre-right, together captured over 90% of ...
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Proper punctuation

Please consider the following sentence. A has a unique association with B beyond its shared variance with C and D. My question is whether and is joining B and D, or it is joining C and D. I mean ...
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What are the verbs, nouns adjectives that follow if/whether in English structures? [migrated]

As there are certain structures in English of each word.similarly I am asking if/whether has certain verb structures or they follow certain pattern of verb, adjective, and noun . Ex I am happy ...
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Conjunction usage [closed]

Is the following phrase grammatically correct? I looked it up in.. well, somewhere... to find out if there is any specific meaning behind the use of AND repeatedly in the same sentence. so far, I ...
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What is, “but nor”

Could someone please break down the grammar and use of "but nor", here? I've seen it used in British publications. "The rain had not stopped, but nor was it heavy." I tied to break it down and came ...
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Best way to differentiate between two consecutive conjunction groupings?

In the following sentence: The data must contain a set of coordinates or a reference to a home or a waypoint. Is there a better way to differentiate between the two conjunction groups? As is, it ...
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How to understand “and” here

I come across following statement: Enabling this behaviour may reduce performance and increase stream state requirements in streaming mode. I am confused with "reduce performance" is in parallel ...
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reasons that justify a statement as distinct from giving a reason for it

Microsoft® Encarta® 2009 reads as follows Because and for are both used to introduce reasons that justify a statement as distinct from giving a reason for it: You must have forgotten to ...
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Use of multiple “and” in a sentence

I’m having trouble convincing a client that the following phrase is correct: Price is per couple and subject to 10% service charge and applicable government tax. My client doesn’t believe the ...
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Apostrophe with conjunction [duplicate]

Should we say: I am a great fan of Shakespear's and Enid Byton's writing or I am a great fan of Shakespeare and Enid Blyton's writing
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Repeated verb in one sentence. What to leave out and what not

I am trying to formulate a simple sentence which specifies publication agreement as follows: A is published in arrangement with and licensed by B through C. A is published in arrangement with and is ...
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Usage of Neither, Either in a Sentence

I have constructed below two sentences using "neither", "either" - An item which is not present in both menu-source and menu-editor is neither edited nor added. Why either key-...
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Direct Speech: the subordinator “that” before the reported clause

I've been taught that in "Reported Speech", the subordinator "that" is a signature of "indirect speech". For example: He said, "I will be late." (Direct Speech) He said that he would be late. (...
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Or vs Otherwise?

I want to know if "Otherwise" can be replaced by "Or" when we are talking about action and result. E.g. Indian parents should not coerce adolescents to follow their decisions otherwise they will ...
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What is the difference between parataxis and asyndeton?

Online, I have found many different definitions and comparisons of parataxis and asyndeton. In the dictionary (New Oxford American) they are defined as follows: Parataxis: the placing of clauses or ...
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without X and without Y

I want to express absence of 2 things. For example: It was a pretty day without rain and without snow. Logically: (not X) and (not Y), which is equivalent to: not (X or Y) Therefore, I guess the ...
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“Though I recruited him, I do not like him.” versus “Though I do not like him, I recruited him.”

Is there a difference between Though I recruited him, I do not like him. and Though I do not like him, I recruited him. I always wondered if with subordinate conjunctions, the place "though", "...
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Repeating adjectives and adverbs after conjuctions

Do adjectives or adverbs associate with the second noun or adjective after the first one or do they need to be repeated? This dichotomy can at times be too inclusive or (too) exclusive? Does the ...
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Connecting two “makes” together: can I leave one out?

Must I repeat the same word twice if the meanings or usages are different? For example, conjugating the following two sentences is easy. I make donuts. + I make muffins. = I make donuts and muffins....
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Coordinating conjunction right before a subordinate clause

How should the following sentence be formatted? The beagles lost the game, but, because of their excellent attempt, they won our hearts. The beagles lost the game, but because of their ...
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One noun two adjectives [closed]

I have two notions that are similar the one is called "full group algebra" and the other "reduced group algebra". How do I combine those with an "and"? Can I abbreviate it to "there is the full and ...
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Please help me with these sentences with coordinate conjunctions

(A) Descriptive information. (1 ) A narrative summary and analysis of the information in the report; (2 ) An analysis of the 15-day Alert reports submitted during the reporting interval (all 15-...
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Will+inf+before+present perfect weird structure?

I just saw this sentence and I didn't get it, The children will dust all the furniture before their mother has finished cooking. I do get the cooking and the dusting, I just don't know when will/...
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Comma before “as” when it is a conjunction [duplicate]

Between two independent clauses, should one put a comma before the conjunction as? I went to the store as there was no milk in the refrigerator. If because replaced as as the conjunction, would ...
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What is the meaning of 'but' in this sentence?

What is the meaning of 'but' in this sentence? "Remember the lady who moved across the hall? So I get into the elevator today and who else gets in but her!" What does the 'but' mean here, and how ...
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Should there be a comma before “so” in the following sentence?

Consider the following sentence. JS-- is an optimizing compiler for the good parts of JavaScript, which helps programmers write efficient and type-safe code so they can develop better quality ...
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But the way of the wicked shall perish [closed]

"For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: But the way of the wicked shall perish." [Bible _ Ps 1:6 {see BibleHub}; closest to ERV, but with 'Lord' where ERV has 'LORD' (and this is an ...
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Is the apostrophe placed before or after “and” in this instance? [duplicate]

Like when something belongs to (or has a relationship with) two people. "Dan and Jack's mother" "Dan's and Jack's mother" Which one is correct? Would it be the same or different with more than two? ...
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Correct usage with commas and conjunctions [duplicate]

He won the race, though he never made the grade. He was charged with fraud; though, these charges were dropped in court. Any difference in usage with though in these examples? In the sense one looks ...
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“Otherwise” vs “In Case of” vs “Nonetheless” vs “Whenever”

I'm stuck with the question given by my teacher, what do you think the best answer is? Since they're all doesn't suit to put as conjunctions in this sentence.
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English comparative words (than, so, as, and maybe like): why are they so weird?

I promise this is an actual, answerable question. But I want to explain myself when I call these specific words "weird"; English is so often "exceptional" that referring to any particular part of it ...
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Comma between two embedded relative clauses introduced by a verb, starting with relative pronouns, and connected with a conjunction?

Consider the following sentence: But the question of how to make sure that software is written effectively(,) and at the same time that it works correctly in all cases is bothering many software ...
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If 'yet as' meant the same thing as 'as', then why was 'yet' used? [closed]

Am I correct that 'yet as' signified merely 'as'? E.g., can I replace the 'yet as' in the quote beneath with 'as' or 'because' without affecting meaning? If so, please see the titled question. What ...
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Using “now” to start about every other part of your speech

When I was watching the Apple keynote presentation it occured to me that all the speakers have this habit of starting about every other new part of their speeches with the word "now". This usage of "...
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“And” vs “Or” in a list with a negative modifier

If a given set of instructions says, for example: Failure to complete assignments A, B, and C will result in punishment. Does that indicate that failure to do all of those assignments and only all ...
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Born - an adjective/verb/passive voice

I'm rather confused about that word - 'Born' According to Cambridge it is a verb. According to this Quora's answer it is an adjective. According to someone in ELL it is a verb in the passive voice....
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A missing conjunction in Times article?

I read a "I'm Not There" movie review in Times. Vulnerable as Mr. Dylan is to misunderstanding (“I couldn’t believe after all these years/You didn’t know me better than that” in “Idiot Wind”), he ...
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I'll check we have this medicine in stock

Why is there no "if" or "whether" in that construction? Is that sentence correct? How common is it?
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Trying to understand but getting mixed opinions [closed]

Here is the sentence I'm trying to understand: "Your contract and verbal agreement are hereby terminated sixty days after service upon you of this notice or as of November 26th, 2017, whichever is ...
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What are the rules when you use the conjunction “and”? [duplicate]

I'm actually quite confused. Let's see... I have eaten and drunk. Or I have eaten and have drunk. I know the first one sounds... well, I think it sounds right, but... Another one- Azel is ...
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Annually |AND or OR| as required - policy wording debate

Completing an internal policy document and the review clause has created some debate in the office. Some may call it petty, I call it a quest for betterment, either way I am seeking some consensus ...
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When do you use 'that' and 'which' [duplicate]

Explain their differences if you like... I wanted to ask when it is appropriate to use the conjunction 'that' in a sentence. For example: The question I want to ask is... Or -The question that I ...
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Comma before and after “and” and again after non-essential information?

I always have trouble figuring out how to punctuate these kinds of sentences (the commas in particular). I feel like the first example should be correct, but the commas also seem excessive. What do ...
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I came across the following sentence. Is the comma before “but” essential?

Chelsea, a big club for many years now, has a habit of producing players with good potential, but most of the academy graduates do not get a chance to play for the senior squad.
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Difference between dependent and independent clauses

In the sentence "It's raining, but I'm happy," "but" is a coordinating conjunction. Both of the clauses are independent, right? However, doesn't "I'm happy even though it's raining" mean the same ...
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How to use nevertheless and nonetheless? [duplicate]

Are these examples correct? He was so weak nevertheless completed the task? The task was hard to complete but he is the man who nonetheless did that hard task. My question is, Are these ...

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