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Conjunctions connect/join other words and phrases. Two parts of the same sentence that is joined by a short word of a conjunction. In our daily conversation, we use the word ‘and’ which is a very common conjunction. 


  • Salt and sugar
  • I like beans and you don’t like beans.
  • With the moon and the stars.

And, but, or, nor, yet, for, so, although, because, unless, since are some other common conjunctions to be used.

  • Kevin and Jack went to school.
  • The day was sunny, but we didn’t go to the swimming pool.



Coordinating Conjunction connects two parts of sentence that is grammatically balanced. It could be a single word or a clause. Along with the Coordinating Conjunction, you will also see Subordinating Conjunctions coming at the start of a subordinate clause. A coordinating conjunction is placed in between the word/clause that it connects. If the coordinating conjunction joins two independent clauses, then make sure that a comma is added.

The seven Coordinating Conjunctions are: And, but, nor, or, yet, for, so.


A Subordinating Conjunction connects a subordinate dependent clause and a main clause. A dependent clause will be joined with an independent clause. A Subordinating Conjunction will always be seen at the beginning of a subordinate clause. Some of the common subordinating conjunctions are:

After, as, although, before, because, if, how, since, once, that, than, till, though, until, where, when, while, whether

The basic pattern of the conjunctions are Single word (but, and, also, because, although), Compound (provided that, in order that, provided that), and Correlative (so that..).

Quiz | Conjunctions