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Grammar

1. Conjunctions

Conjunctions are words that conjoin things - they connect sentences and parts of a sentence. This unit deals with five conjunctions: and, but, or, so and because.

And

And is often used to join nouns, for example:
- I like spaghetti and pizza.
And is also used to show time sequence, for example:
- I ate spaghetti for lunch and pizza for dinner.

But

But is used to show an exception or conflict. For example:
- I like spaghetti, but I don't like hamburgers.

Or

Or is used to show choice, for example:
- You can eat spaghetti or pizza for dinner.

So

So is used to show the result of something. For example:
- I like all Italian food, so I like pizza.
So can also be used give additional information, for example:
- I like Italian food, and so does my brother.

Because

Because is used to show the cause of something. For example:
- I eat a lot of pizza because I like it.
- I study English because I want a good job.

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There are many other specific usages of the above conjunctions, but they usually center around the main concepts outlined here. Now try using some conjunctions with the following exercises.

 

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