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A conjunction is a word that “joins” two ideas or words together in a sentence.
There are three different types of conjunctions:
- coordinating conjunctions
- subordinating conjunctions
- correlative conjunctions
Coordinating conjunctions connect words, phrases, and clauses that are grammatically equal. They include:
and but or nor for yet so
When connecting two independent clauses, a comma ( , ) is placed before the conjunction.
Everyone went to the party on Saturday, but we all left early.
She plays piano very well, yet she prefers playing the flute.
When connecting items or ideas in a list, we use a conjunction before the last item, and we use a comma ( , ) before the conjunction.
We ate meat, vegetables, and pasta for dinner.
Ensure that there is verb agreement within your items:
We didn't arrive on time, nor did we eat dinner, nor did we sleep well that night.