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Conjunctions are words that join two or more words, phrases, or clauses.
List of Coordinating Conjunctions
Coordinating conjunctions join sentence elements that are the same. They can join words, phrases, and clauses.
acronym FANBOYS. There are only seven of these, and they are easy to memorize if you use the
for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so
cookies milk and into the house and out the door
He came and she left.
This sentence diagram shows us that coordinating conjunctions connect two or more sentence elements.
Check it out! The coordinating conjunction goes on a dotted, vertical line between the things that it connects.
That diagram shows a coordinating conjunction joining two
independent clauses. Sentence diagramming rules! You can lean to diagram coordinating conjunctions here.
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List of Subordinating Conjunctions
Subordinating conjunctions are conjunctions that join
dependent clauses to independent clauses. I will eat broccoli I eat this cookie. after
There are many subordinating conjunctions, so keep in mind that this list does not include all of them!
after, although, as, as if, as long as, as much as, as soon as, as though because, before, by the time even if, even though if, in order that, in case lest once, only if provided that since, so that than, that, though, till unless, until
when, whenever, where, wherever, while
see that these kinds of conjunctions connect dependent clauses (also called subordinate clauses) to independent clauses just by looking at the sentence diagram!
The subordinating conjunction goes on a dotted line between the two clauses.
Learn more about diagramming
subordinating conjunctions .
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List of Conjunctions - Correlative Conjunctions
These kinds of conjunctions do the same thing that coordinating conjunctions do except that they are always used in pairs.
This cookie contains chocolate neither nuts. nor
both... and either... or neither... nor not only... but also
Here's a sentence diagram of the correlative conjunction
both … and.
Did you notice that it's diagrammed in the same way that we diagrammed our coordinating conjunction above? I thought you would. You're so smart.
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