List of Conjunctions

This list of conjunctions will knock your socks off. If you want to get super smart, you should see the conjunctions page.

Quick Refresher

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.

There are only seven of these, and they are easy to memorize if you use the acronym FANBOYS.

   for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so  

 cookies and milk

into the house and out the door

He came and she left.

This sentence diagram shows us that coordinating conjunctions connect two or more elements because the conjunction goes on a dotted line between the things that they connect.

That diagram shows a coordinating conjunction joining two independent clauses. Sentence diagramming rules! Learn to diagram coordinating conjunctions.

List of Subordinating Conjunctions

Subordinating conjunctions are conjunctions that join dependent clauses to independent clauses.

  I will eat broccoli after I eat this cookie.

There are many subordinating conjunctions, so keep in mind that this list does not include all of them!

 A after, although, as, as if, as long as, as much as, as soon as, as though 

 B because, before, by the time 

 E even if, even though 

 I if, in order that, in case 

 L lest 

 O once, only if 

 P provided that 

 S since, so that 

 T than, that, though, till 

 U unless, until 

 W when, whenever, where, wherever, while 

You can see that these connect dependent and independent clauses by looking at the sentence diagram. The subordinating conjunction goes on a dotted line between the two clauses. Learn to diagram subordinating conjunctions.

List of Correlative Conjunctions

These do the same thing that coordinating conjunctions do except that they are always used in pairs.

 This cookie contains neither chocolate nor nuts.

 both... and 

 either... or 

 neither... nor 

 not only... but also 

 whether... or 

Sentence diagrams give us a way to show how the words in a sentence are related to each other. They are like little picture of sentences that SHOW you the relationship between the words. Neat, huh?

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