Grammatical conjunction

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A conjunction is a part of speech that connects two words, phrases, or clauses together. This definition may overlap with that of other parts of speech, so what constitutes a "conjunction" should be defined for each language. In general, a conjunction is an invariable grammatical particle and it may or may not stand between the items it conjoins.

The definition can also be extended to idiomatic phrases that behave as a unit with the same function as a single-word conjunction (as well as, provided that, etc.).


Types of conjunctions

Coordinating conjunctions join two items of equal syntactic importance. For example, for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so. These form the mnemonic FANBOYS.

Correlative conjunctions are pairs of conjunctions which work together to coordinate two items, such as both... and, either... or, not only... but, whether... or..., etc.

Subordinate conjunctions, also called subordinators, are conjunctions that join a dependent clause and an independent clause. In English, a subordinate conjunction appears at the beginning of, and establishes the nature of, a subordinate clause. For example: after, although, if, unless.da:Bindeord (Konjunktion) de:Konjunktion (Wortart) fr:Conjonction de coordination nl:Voegwoord ja:接続詞 pl:Spójnik ru:Союз (грамматика)

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