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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“while she danced” vs “while she was dancing” [migrated]

1.The singer waved to the people while she danced to the music. 2.The singer waved to the people while she was dancing to the music. Are these two sentences grammatically correct? Do they vary ...
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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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explanation of AS or ONCE [on hold]

Should I say we would like you to help him doing his genealogy as he would like to apply for Portuguese citizenship or we would like you to help him doing his genealogy once he would like to ...
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What are the parts of speech in the sentence: Regular exercise strengthens the heart, thereby reducing the risk of heart attack [migrated]

Can anyone break this sentences into parts of speech? Regular exercise strengthens the heart, thereby reducing the risk of heart attack What is the conjunction in this sentence joining the two ...
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What is the difference between “which” and “that” when connecting two sentences? [closed]

What is the difference between "which" and "that" when connecting two sentences ?
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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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The use of the conjunction “as” when talking about the future [closed]

Which one of the following sentence types is more common? I will be asking a lot of questions as you are reading the text. I will be asking a lot of questions while you are reading the text. ...
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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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Can “and” be used to introduce a conclusion?

Stupid example: John was born in June 8th, 1983. Today is June 8th. Therefore, today is John's birthday. Could "Therefore" be replaced by, simply, "and", or would it be awkward?: John was born ...
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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”?

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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More months in a year than days in a week

Is it right to say, There are more months in a year than days in a week. My question is how to compare between two groups of words using 'than'?
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Use of conjunctions

Can conjunctions be added after certain adverbs, as in the following sentence : "In the sea, where no one should be found yet each one must be keen as they play hide-and-seek." or does the adverb "...
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Can't make sense of a paragraph from Lovecraft

I decided to start reading some work of Lovecraft.  Reading The Beast in the Cave, I got stuck at the first paragraph I encountered: The horrible conclusion which had been gradually obtruding ...
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'In so far as' and 'As far as' --Are the two conjunctions synonyms?

'In so far as' and 'As far as' -- Are the two conjunctions synonyms? I was searching in Net, but I could not find the answer. They seem to be similar in meaning. Can anyone please explain, with an ...
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Is this sentence grammatically correct and can be used for Women's Day?

Let women rise and use their strength to contribute to the world. I need to use this sentence for a Women's Day social media design. But there are two doubts: Should it be women or woman? Let women ...
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made with a and b (exclusive)?

If one makes a product with method A and a different product with method B, then is it correct to say that 'Two products are made with A and B.'?
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Do I have to use “that” in this sentence? [duplicate]

Do i need to use the "that" between brackets in this sentence or can I simply leave it out? "I was happy to read [THAT] there will be a variety of projects to work on in different industries" Thank ...
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Using hyphens to connect words to the same meaning (conjunction?)

I had a debate at work, over which thing would be considered the most correct way of writing the following (English): "The company offers engineering, retail and architectural services" or "The ...
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Conjunction Problems on since

1)Since i was unwell ,so i did not come. 2)Since i was unwell ,i did not come. My book said sentence 1 is not correct as we don't use so with since. Is it correct?
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Meaning of “as” in this sentence [closed]

everyone, I'm reading an English novel and I found the next sentence: The person I'd once been vanished as I wrapped myself in white when the dust rose into clouds. I don't really understand ...
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Connectors and Coordinating Conjunctions. Connector FOR

After FOR (as Coordinating Conjunction) could be a -ING verb ? I know after FOR can be a clause with Subject, verb and complements for example: I asked him to stop, FOR I had something important to ...
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How can I describe a conjunction that ends a sentence (so, and, or, but …)?

Recently I (American English speaker / academic / raised in Appalachian and Southern dialect household) noticed myself falling into a conversational pattern with coworkers where I would end a spoken ...
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Difference between “taking into account” and “considering” when used as conjunctions of contrast

How do I explain the difference between "taking into account" and "considering" to ESL students and can they be used interchangeably in the following sentences? "Taking into account that my sales are ...
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Need a word that combines the elements ''related to this' and 'following from this.'

I'm looking for a word/phrase that has a meaning which roughly contains the elements of being 'related to the previous points' and 'following from the previous points, but not in a causative way'. ...
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The word ”time” as a conjunction

In "Time travel” James Gleick discusses the OED definition of the noun ”time” (p248). He notes, in parentheses, that it can also function as an interjection and an obscure conjunction. Sadly, the ...
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Subordinating conjunctions “who” & “when” as subject clause?

I understand who and when can be used to introduce adjective clause for sure like the following sentences. The time when it is good for us to meet has not been decided. The person who is ...
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Adjective and conjunction which has higher priority?

I have a question about priority. For example: "elder brother and sister" means: "elder (brother and sister)" or "(elder brother) and sister"? Another example: "old men and women" means: "old (...
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The Educator for football technology or The educator of football technology [closed]

Please, could you explain that sentence, and also articles "the educator" or "educator" what is correct?
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Coordinating conjunction at beginning of sentence

Reading Wallace Shawn’s new book NIGHT THOUGHTS and he uses this construction all the time. And I knew my childhood memories affected it. But that theory wouldn’t work. How do you show that first ...
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Whereas + present participle

Is it grammatically correct to use whereas + a present participle? For example: I am disinclined to recognize my weak mathematical skills, whereas willing to admit my lack of English skills. This ...
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Can “why” be a conjunction?

I was reading an article about the use of "why" as an adverb. I thought about what other function the word can have and came to the reasoning that it can be a conjunction joining clauses. I looked up ...
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If X or [if] Y - Should I extend conditional after “or”?

I have a message to write where the recipient may encounter two problems. It is currently written like this: "If you are having problem X or if you are having problem Y please contact Z." I'm not ...
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What's the meaning of the sentence “or so he would have us believe”? [closed]

He wrote: 'Pytheas tells us that Thule is one day's sail from the congealed sea... and this Pytheas saw with his own eyes - or so he would have us believe. Mainly the mood or the conjunction ...
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Verb agreement with a phrase set off by “but”

A coworker is writing a sentence like Sally, but especially Joe, enjoys questions about grammar and usage. He thinks it should be Sally, but especially Joe, enjoy questions about grammar and ...
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Does a relative pronoun really combine the function of a pronoun with that of a conjunction?

Oxford Living Dictionaries defines 'relative pronoun' as follows: (Originally) a pronoun which refers to an antecedent, as a demonstrative or personal pronoun; (now) specifically a pronoun which ...
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Is it grammatically acceptable to start each options by 'or'?

I've been using this wording and was wondering if it is grammatically acceptable: "I wanted, or an apple, or an orange, or even a pineapple, but not a cake!" I was under the feeling that it showed ...
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Conjunction - “or” - meaning. Is it eliminate the previous/afterwards alternative

In programming and logic, for example, the "or" is meaning something that may or may not be added to the previous or afterwards: A or B (A only; B only; A and B). However, in real live conversations ...