Conjunctions -n. (connecting word) – a word such as ‘and’, ‘but’, ‘while’, or ‘although’ that connects words, phrases, and clauses in a sentence.
- Conjunctions join clauses into sentences.
- She was poor but she was honest.
- I went to bed because I was tired.
- Can you watch the kids while I’m out?
- I’ll do it if I can.
- One conjunction is enough to join two clauses – we do not normally use two.
- Although she was tired, she went to work. or She was tired, but she went to work.
- As you know, I work very hard. or You know that I work very hard.
- Although he was very bad-tempered, he had lots of friends.
- Always brush your teeth after you have a meal.
- Always wash your hands before you have a meal.
- As Liz told, her mother left for Berlin last Friday.
- Because I knew her family, I did what I could for her.
- Talk to me like that again and I’ll hit you on your face.
- Don’t do that again or I’ll hit you.
- He had a terrible temper, but everybody liked him.
- Liz explained to you that her mother went back home last week.
- If you do that again, you’ll be sorry.
- There’ll be trouble unless you stop that.