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What are Conjunctions?


ConjunctionsA word (not a preposition) used to connect words or groups of words of the same class is called a conjunction.

(a) She yelled and I came.

(b) He waved but I did not come.

(c) You must find a job or go to school.

(d) John and I played video games.

(e) We drove over the overpass and down a hill.

Notice how the words and, but, and or connect in the sentences above. Words that connect other words, phrases, and clauses are called conjunctions. Con means together, and junct means join.

To learn about the parts of the conjunction and how it works in a sentence, click on one of the links below.

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