connect words, phrases, or clauses; conjunctive adverbs
serve to connect only clauses.
The primary conjunctions are: and or
but nor And
is sometimes linked with botheither
with nor. Examples of pure conjunctions used to connect clauses: EX.
Come here and
I will show you. EX.
He said he returned the item, but
I know he was lying.EX.
They must learn the rules or
they will fail. EX. Either
Laura is wrong, or
I am. EX.
Se is not wrong, nor
I.Examples of pure conjunctions used to connect phrases: EX.
My sister owed money to my mother and
to her friend. EX.
You owe an apology, not to John, but
to me. Examples of pure conjunctions used to connect words: EX.
They gave the soccer team medals in honor of good sportsmanship to Becky and
The nurse or
the doctor will answer your questions.
He wants neither
Santa Clause nor
the Easter Bunny.