Topics: Grammatical conjunction, Dependent clause, Earthquake Pages: 4 (1095 words) Published: August 27, 2013
* A conjunction is a word that links words, phrases, or clauses. There are three types of conjunctions: coordinating conjunctions, correlative conjunctions, and subordinating conjunctions.

Coordinating conjunctions
* may join single words, or they may join groups of words, but they must always join similar elements such as subject+subject, verb phrase+verb phrase, or sentence+sentence. When a coordinating conjunction is used to join elements, the element becomes a compound element. Examples: and, but, or, yet, for, nor, so

1. I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. 2. She must have been tired, for she fell asleep the moment she inclined her head. 3. Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they might have been. 4. In no other city does life seem such a perpetual balancing of debits and credits, of evilsand virtues, as it does in New York. No other city seems so charming yet so crude, so civilized yet so uncouth. 5. My wife Mary and I have been married for 47 years and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce; murder, yes, but divorce, never. CorrelatiVe conjunctions

* also connect sentence elements of the same kind, however, unlike coordinating conjunctions, correlative conjunctions are always used in pairs. EXAMPLES:
both - and either - or as - as
not only - not also neither - nor
not - but whether – or
1. Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. 2. To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. 3. The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. 4. Education...
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