What is Conjunction? – Complete Explanation

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Conjunction: Definition & Types

Conjunctions are used to join clauses, phrases, and words together for constructing sentences. Conjunctions make a link between/among words or groups of words to other parts of the sentence and show a relationship between/among them.


  • Bella and Vino are playing together.
  • Bella plays well, but Vino plays better than him.
  • I play cricket, and Vino plays football.
  • When she was sick, I went to see her.

Types of Conjunctions

  • Coordinating Conjunctions
  • Correlative Conjunctions
  • Subordinating Conjunctions

Coordinating Conjunctions:

The job of a coordinating conjunction is to join two words, phrases, or independent clauses, which are parallel in structure. There are seven coordinating conjunctions which are by far the most common conjunctions:  and, but, for, nor, or, so, yet.


  • I went to the stadium and enjoyed the football match.
  • Do you want an ice mango or apple?
  • Go away and never come back.

Correlative Conjunctions:

A correlative conjunction uses a set of words in a parallel sentence structure to show a contrast or to compare the equal parts of a sentence. The words of correlative conjunctions have a special connection between them.

The correlative conjunctions are not only – but also, either- or, neither – nor, both – and, not – but, whether – or.


  • Neither Dino nor Riyan can play volleyball.
  • I want both tea and coffee
  • She ate not only the ice cream but also the chocolate.

Subordinating Conjunctions:

A subordinating conjunction joins elements of an unparallel sentence structure. These elements are usually a dependent clause and an independent clause.

Most commonly used subordinating conjunctions are:

After, how, than, when, although, if, that, where, as, in order that, though, which, as much as, inasmuch as, unless, while, because, provided, until, who/whom, before, since, what, whoever/whomever.


  • Before we go to school, we had had my breakfast.
  • Provided they come, we can start class Tuesday.
  • When he was washing my motorcycle, I went to the store.
  • Even though the weather was horrible, they still went outside.

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