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Use English in your favor.
Hey folks, what’s up?
In the English grammar we have some difficulties when talking about “conjunctions”. It’s a little hard to find which conjunction we have to use.
But first,… do you know what is a conjunction?
It is a word that joins words, or groups of words.The two stars among conjunctions are and and but. But there are also yet, for, so, or, either, because.
And how would be our lives without a conjunction?
I would love to go out with you. I would love to go out to eat with Sandy. I would love to go to the movies with you. I would love to go to the movies with Sandy. My mom says I can’t. My mom says I might have to do my homework, My mom says I might have to clean up my room. The reason is this: I broke my curfew last weekend.
Life with the conjunctions:
I would love to go out to eat and to go the movies with you and Satie, but my mom says I have to either do my homework or clean up my room because I broke my curfew last weekend.
Correlative conjunctions are used in pairs
Examples: either – or neither – nor
not only – but also both – and
But we have to pay much attention when we write those conjunctions, like the examples below:
Neither Wesley or Elizabeth got a hit in the game.
Neither Wesley nor Elizabeth got a hit in the game.
Sal cannot pitch nor catch
Sal can neither pitch nor catch
The rule of the conjunction is also used when we start a sentence with it. If we don’t start a sentence with a conjunction very often, sometimes beginning a sentence with a conjunction creates effective emphasis.
“Orlando thought the noise he heard was a grizzly bear in his bedroom. And he was right!”
Get ready for the next class. XOXO