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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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I believe using as as a mere synonym of because is quite common, especially in prose that is intentionally formulaic rather than aimed at maximum clarity, which definitely includes many technical pape …
answered Mar 20 '11 by Cerberus
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Where is a relative adverbial pronoun of location, and relative pronouns can introduce relative clauses. Normally, it refers back to a location; however, the place–time conceptual metaphor is extremel …
answered Mar 14 '13 by Cerberus
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The omission of conjunctions is officially called asyndeton. Greek deo = "to tie, to bind" (just like Latin iungo in conjunction); syn = "together (with)"; a = "non-". A syndeton is a conjunction … ; asyndeton is "non-conjunction". That is what the omission of conjunctions for rhetorical effect or otherwise has been called since Antiquity. I believe it is quite common in most European languages …
answered Mar 6 '11 by Cerberus
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When thus means "therefore", it normally shouldn't be at the end. In that sense, it can often be replaced with hence. When it means "in this manner", it's perfectly fine at the end.
answered Dec 7 '15 by Cerberus
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"That" is a conjunction in this type of sentence. (In "the cat that jumped over the wall", it is a relative pronoun.) It is in general OK to leave out the conjunction "that" now and then, as long as n …
answered Dec 29 '10 by Cerberus
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In formal English, conjunctions normally introduce full clauses, i.e. a finite verb with arguments. Examples: and, or, nor, because, that, as, for, while, when, if, before, after Coordinating … conjunctions introduce main clauses; subordinating ones introduce subordinate clauses (clauses that can't stand alone without a main clause). A coordinating conjunction cannot come immediately after …
answered Jan 26 '17 by Cerberus
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If you are emulating a style of casual speech, as the others have explained, you would use a comma after so, especially if you hear a significant pause. Such a pause may be caused by indignation, hesi …
answered Jun 19 '11 by Cerberus
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Yes, this is correct. Adjectives and participles can be used like this with a few conjunctions, such as (al)though and while. Conventional grammar calls this an elliptical clause, because some form …
answered May 22 '11 by Cerberus
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[Edited] The Holy Roman Emperor had but a dozen domains left under his direct control. Here but means "only".. Drink everything you want but alcohol. Here it means "except": everything …
answered Feb 24 '11 by Cerberus
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) I live in the house in which I was born. (a conjunction-like phrase, if we follow the conceptions from system above) Adding that or which (conjunctions / relative pronouns) can turn a preposition …
answered Aug 24 '18 by Cerberus
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to the other coordinating conjunctions too (and, or, and so). She liked him but refused to marry him. She liked him, but she refused to marry him. I find that I do not always stick to …
answered Jun 2 '11 by Cerberus
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I believe most style books advise against using and/or in formal writing. By "formal" I mean in newspapers or novels. If space is extremely limited, most writers would have no qualms about it, as in d …
answered Apr 15 '11 by Cerberus
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Coördinating conjunctions, such as and, or and but, can be used to begin a new sentence. This was already widely accepted in Fowler's time, and probably always. There is nothing wrong with the … conjunctions in your examples. In general, though, you should apply this feature of our language judiciously: do not do it in every other sentence. However, you should not use a comma after such …
answered Apr 9 '15 by Cerberus
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In older English, the conjunction that could be used to mean so that, in order that, indicating a purpose. It is still alive in modern English, but it sounds a bit old fashioned outside formal languag …
answered Apr 13 '15 by Cerberus