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A conjunction is a part of speech that connects two words, sentences, phrases or clauses together.

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Should I use “whereas” or “while” in this sentence?

Are the both sentences below correct? A friend of mine claims that it's not possible to use whereas for this expression. When I look for their difference I could only see that we shouldn't use whereas ...
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What are the verbs, nouns adjectives that follow if/whether in English structures?

As there are certain structures in English of each word.similarly I am asking if/whether has certain verb structures or they follow certain pattern of verb, adjective, and noun . Ex I am happy ...
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What should be used whether/that

In the following sentence which word is correct? She does not believe ___________ Mr. Sharma can help her. The two options are Whether That According to me it should be that because she is ...
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Subjunctive mood in the past tense

If I organise an event and allow only people who bought a ticket, how do I construct a sentence with "require" and the subjunctive mood to express the requirement? We require that everybody bought a ...
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Does an adjective correlate with the second noun after the conjunction 'or' in phrases like this: “a/an + Adjective + Noun + OR + a/an + Noun”?

The sentence is: We could watch an interesting series or an anime. Does it mean that both the series or the anime we're going to watch are interesting or should I say: We could watch an ...
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Difference of ''as if '' , '' like '' , ''as ''

1) He acts like he doesn't care about anything. 2)He acts as if he doesn't care about anything. 3)He acts as he doesn't care about anything. What is the difference between three sentences ...
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What is the difference between “either…or..” and “not only.. but also”?

What is the difference between "either...or.." and "not only.. but also"? I'm making many mistakes about them when I'm solving a conjuncture question. They both seem to match the sentences.
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Commas with “so”

I am confused with the usage of so. Consider some examples from Oxford and Meriam-webster It was still painful so I went to see a doctor (Oxford). We were bored with the movie, so we left (MW)...
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Use of that in “The idea that war is obsolescent may seem…”

The idea that war is obsolescent may seem preposterously utopian. As far as I understood “that” in this sentence is not relative clauses. Then what does it mean? And can I use a phrase or a word ...
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Conjunctions “Or vs Either…or”

Consider the following two sentences. 1. He must either work or starve. (either...or) 2. He must work or starve. (or) What is the difference between the two sentences?
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except and only

I found the following example in the Longman Dictionary: except 2 used to give the reason why something was not done or did not happen except (that) Liz would have run, except that she didn’t ...
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Coordinating and subordinating conjunctions

I'm having several problems with syntax analysis. Is it possible to have 4 subordinating and 1 coordinating conjunction together in 1 sentence? How do I analyze clauses like that? This is the ...
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Are there any way to conjugate a normal verb with a tobe verb to together?

Is there any way to combine a normal verb with a tobe verb to together. It's my sentence below the right one ? The passion and motivation only come and then be transferred to student only when a ...
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How do you use tenses with the word “after” sensibly: which combos of tenses work and which do not?

No context is required, it’s just a normal question about using the word after. For instance, here are some easy sentences: After he finishes his work, he will go for a walk. After he finished his ...
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Using “nevertheless” after “while”

Is the following use of "nevertheless" correct: While this book is outside my subject area, nevertheless, it was useful to me.
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“Taller FROM when I last saw her” vs “Taller THAN when I last saw her”

Today I saw a photo of my friend's daughter, whom I saw in person more than a year ago. She looks to have grown about a foot since then. Would it have been grammatically correct of me to say, "She's ...
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Difference between “Why you say” and “Why did you say” in spoken language [duplicate]

For example Why you say I am idiot? Why did you say I am idiot? Will Sentence 1 be a natural way to speak? Any grammar mistakes in Sentence 1?
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“because” and “so” in same sentence

Will a good(Native) English speaker put "because" and "so" in one sentence? For Example: because that apple is too heavy, so it fall down to the ground.
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Conjunction and preposition. Are these two sentences constructed correctly?

Developing countries are under high pressure in boosting local economies to alleviate poverty, whereas having high risk in deteriorating the environment to achieve such economic goals. ...
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Is there something wrong with the conjunction “but” in the second sentence of this example?

Example: Thanks for contacting our support. I'll be happy to help you with your question. Currently, our product does not support comment or review feature. That is why you're only seeing the ...
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Complex or compound-complex?

I don't understand what type of sentence is this. Is "and" a coordinating conjunction here? Is it a sentence with two relative clauses? "This is the reflection of who you are and who you have ...
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Why is that “therefore” is usually followed by a comma and not “and so”?

I thought "therefore" and "and so" meant basically the same. Why, then, is "therefore" usually followed by a comma? (When it appears at the beginning of a sentence.) Therefore, Sunday's Super Bowl ...
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Does this article have “adverbs” and “conjunctions” mixed up?

This is what the site says: Now used as both an adverb (first example) and a conjunction (second example): Now I need to pull my pie out of the oven. Now, I know it’s a bad idea, but ...
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Why is there no conjunction in “…symptoms are so slight you do not even know..”?

I have just finished some of my exercises and this sentence really make me confused: Sometimes the symptoms are so slight you do not even know you have an allergy, and it may take years for an ...
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Conjunction “as much as” in sentence

A: You can eat the food as much as you can eat. B: You can eat as much food as you can. In which sentence above is the position of food correct?
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Why say “…workers who had this, or who that…” instead of “…workers who had this, and those who had that…”?

I wrote the following sentence: Regionally differentiating weekly EI benefits affects workers who had shorter work periods, and those who had inconsistent weekly earnings prior to their layoff (...
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Conjunction 'therefore' and 'but' [closed]

1.He was so angry, but he couldn't say anything . 2. He was so angry, therefore he couldn't say anything. Which one I must choose?
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Difference “back”

What's the difference if you rearrange "back"? Or is it just grammatically incorrect? taking back my love taking my love back
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Does “as soon as” imply simultaneity?

Someone has told me recently that "A as soon as B" does not imply that B will be complete before A starts, but rather that both events will take place at the same time. Example: He will speak as ...
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Is a verb not conjugated in commands?

I was learning Korean on Duolingo and found that the following sentence is accepted. Everyone jump! I filled in Everyone jumps and got wrong. The comment section says it must be Everyone jump ...
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Does “at least either .. or ..” make sense?

Either she or he should attend that meeting. At least either she or he should attend that meeting. I created the two sentences above. According to my understanding, the first sentence eliminates ...
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a peach, orange, or apple Or a peach, an orange, or an apple [closed]

What is the difference between these two phrases: a peach, orange, or apple a peach, an orange, or an apple Can we distribute articles when "or" is used as a conjunction?
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Should I use “and” to connect these two clauses?

Music has long been a subtle means of expressing emotions as well as thoughts of its composers and singers, and some people believe its purpose is to bring people closer, regardless of their cultures ...
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Omission of That and which

Look at the example below The new pair of scissors I have purchased are blunt. I think this is grammatically correct though we are omitting the conjunction 'that'. Like The new pair of ...
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“As” VS “before” in this context

In a newspaper article I read a sentence: Women had begun to outnumber men as the namaz began at the shrine. We usually use: (Past simple + as + past sample) (Past perfect + before + past ...
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“while she danced” vs “while she was dancing”

1.The singer waved to the people while she danced to the music. 2.The singer waved to the people while she was dancing to the music. Are these two sentences grammatically correct? Do they vary ...
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What are the parts of speech in the sentence: Regular exercise strengthens the heart, thereby reducing the risk of heart attack

Can anyone break this sentences into parts of speech? Regular exercise strengthens the heart, thereby reducing the risk of heart attack What is the conjunction in this sentence joining the two ...
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Why do we need to use an -ing verb/gerund after 'when'? What is 'when' actually?

I have a long-standing doubt on 'when'. 1) Is it a conjunction or preposition? I don't know whether it is preposition or not, for every verb after it will take -ing or becomes a gerund: 1) ...
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How grammatical is “not only that, but there's more”?

A website lists some activities offered in a photography tour, then adds Not only that, but there's more. ... [S]unset and moon rise occur at the perfect time and will allow us to photograph New ...
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Can “where” be used to connect two phrases that one is part of the other?

According to the Collins Dictionary, "where" can be used as a conjunction: conjunction You use where after certain words, especially verbs and adjectives, to introduce a clause in which you ...
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Read the grammar box and check your answer. Should I put a comma?

I am proofreading, and I found this sentence: Read the passage and answer the questions below. I believe that we need to put a comma before 'and' since there are two independent clauses. Thus, it ...
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Correct “conjunction” in this sentence

I was on my way to school and suddenly heard my friend, A, is calling out from a distance: Why are you going to school! Today is a holiday! My friend is using two sentences to express this. ...
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when to use but and when to use and

What you would use here, but or and? "beating them" is a new idea or exception of the first idea? There are several effective ways to discipline a preschooler, but\and beating them is completely ...
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Using comma instead of and

"Okay, I am gonna look around, take a few statements." Hi, I saw this line in a tv-series. Is it correct as is? I think using comma here is wrong? There was a one-and-a-half second pause between "...
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Is it wrong or uncommon to use whether when there isn't a second option?

When there are two options, it's clear. You should use whether: He didn't know whether to go on Monday or Tuesday. What about when there aren't two options? Example: He called to check whether ...
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“They are British, so am I”

In the following sentence, is it correct to use a comma to link the two clauses, i.e., "They are British" and "so am I"? They are British, so am I.
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Is the conjunction “and” used correctly in the sentence below?

Is the conjunction "and" used correctly in the sentence below? Actually, I used "and" instead of "these quarrels". They will avoid family quarrels the root of which is financial problems and will ...
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problem with not only..but also

I wrote this sentence in my essay Not only such institutes provide physical support but the elderly also get emotional support from their fellows and caretakers. I want to say that old age homes (...
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What “conjunctions” to be used here

I and my mother are planning to go on a trip next week, but my father doesn't want us to go. On top of this he just got the news that the weather is going to be severe next week. As I am not a native ...
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Skeptical That? Function of That Clause

I’d like to know this “that” clause’s function. As the days passed, the nation grew increasingly skeptical that any of the minors had survived- let alone all of them. I can assume it means the ...