Conjunctions are words that link other words or phrases in a sentence and indicate the relationship between them. Here are two of the three types of conjunctions!

Coordinating Conjunctions

Correlative Conjunctions


Used to join words, phrases or clauses that have a similar sentence structure.

Used to create pairs of words and phrases within a sentence.


for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so

whether…or, either…or, neither…nor, both…and, not only…but also

In a sentence

My business is small, but I can help people with it.

She was able to help both those in need and fellow business owners.


We tend to overuse “and” to connect our ideas.

Use the following instead:
– “But” to express contrast
– “So” to express a consequence/effect
– “For” to express a cause

Words joined by correlative conjunctions have to be from the same word class (e.g. noun + noun).

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