List of Conjunctions

This list of conjunctions will knock your socks off. 

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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 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.

Sentence Diagram of a Coordinating Conjunction www.GrammarRevolution.com/list-of-conjunctions.html

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!

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 

You can 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.

Sentence Diagram of a Subordinating Conjunction www.GrammarRevolution.com/list-of-conjunctions.html

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 neither chocolate nor nuts.

 both... and 

 either... or 

 neither... nor 

 not only... but also 

 whether... or 

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.

Sentence Diagram of a Correlative Conjunction www.GrammarRevolution.com/list-of-conjunctions.html

Conjunction Junction

What page about conjunctions would be complete without a link to Schoolhouse Rock's super catchy Conjunction Junction? (Did you watch this when you were a kid?)

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