The Importance of Conjunctions

The Importance of Conjunctions
The Importance of Conjunctions

It is important to learn about conjunctions and its kind because they are a word that joins two other words or sets of words. Learning about how they work and how to identify them will make writing easier because you can use them in word combinations.

 

Example: if you want to write “I want to go” “He also wants to go.” You would need the conjunction “and” between the two sentences. Without it, the sentence might read as I want he also wants because there is no way for it to be interpreted differently.

 

There many kinds of conjunctions and it is important to learn about the most common ones that you will use in your everyday writing.

 

Examples of these are:

1. The word “and” is an example of a conjunction that joins two words or sets of words. It can be used both ways, to join two equal elements: “He went to the market and bought eggs, sugar and butter.” or “She went to the market and bought eggs, sugar and butter.” In this case, we are talking about different sets of elements (namely “eggs”, “sugar” and “butter”).

 

Example: “We went to the market and bought eggs, sugar and butter.” This means that we bought more than one kind of things (eggs, sugar and butter). Since these elements are not equal in value, you need a conjunction between them to make it clear.

 

2. In this case, the word “or” is used as an example of a conjunctive linking two equal elements: “We went home or she started to shout.” In this example, there is only one thing you need to decide about: whether you want to go home or she starts shouting. The same situation can be seen by the words “either” or “neither” but when used with these words, it makes sense.

 

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