• A conjunction joins together words and clauses,
  • To get rid of unpleasant pauses;
  • And, also, but, nor, or,
  • While, when, since, because, therefore,
  • Conjunctions mean more joining words and clauses.

The word, “conjunction,” comes from the Latin “con,” meaning, “with” or “together,” and “junction,” from the verb, “jungere,” meaning ” to join.” A “conjunction” is thus a word meaning, “joining together.”

A conjunction is used between words to either conjoin them or disjoin them, as “and” and “but.” Thus there are “conjunctive” conjunctions and *disjunctive” conjunctions.

More interesting, however, are conjunctions used to introduce clauses. They are more interesting because they may conjoin a subordinate or dependent clause, which can add a whole lot more meaning to a sentence.

Temporal; “Before, When, While, After she had finished, (then) she left.”

Causal: “Because, Since she had finished, she left.”



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