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Questions tagged [conjunctions]

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

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Don't we need a conjunction between two clauses?

Isn't a conjunction such as as needed bewteen the two bolded clauses? Or, if it is just okay, I want to know why. The desire for fame has its roots in the experience of neglect, in injury. No one ...
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When to put a comma before but?

I heard that you put a comma before but when you're connecting two independent clauses, but what if the second clause doesn't contain a verb? Does it mean it's not independent? There are a few cases ...
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Yet or Although?

The new service was expected to be a success; ____very few customers upgraded their accounts. A. yet B. just C. moreover D. although In this sentence, I am confused between “yet” and "...
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Can vs May (Which one is correct?)

Which modal verb do I use in the first blank? I know that “may” is for asking permission, but “can” is for showing capability. So throwing a peel is somewhat a capability. Some people can/may ...
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ing + while + ing

He was gesturing to me while he was batting. He was singing while having bath. He was singing while I was having bath. Can while be used in this manner? Thank you.
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The usage of “while”, Is my sentence correct?

"The TV program ended while I did not know entirely." This sentence looks grammatically correct but doesn't sound right to me. Can anybody help me with the usage of "while"? When and when not to use "...
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To use “that “ after “wrong”

Can i use that after “wrong” in sentence below. If it is not correct i wonder why it can’t be used like some adjectices such as “sure”. 1) Police was wrong that the man in black suit was killer. ...
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“As long as” or “as long”?

I read a sentence in "The Hindu" which was: India does not mind mediation as long it puts more pressure on the Pakistanis At first glance it seemed fine to me. But then shouldn't there be "as long ...
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Which sentence is correct? Use of commas and 'and' [closed]

It offers an opportunity to get information, to learn the activities, and to look for a job. It offers an opportunity to get information, learn the activities, and look for a job. It offers an ...
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visit a garden in the north, and you could be

I was told that a bare infinitive phrase followed by "and" and a sentence could mean "if ... then ...." For example, "Give John 10 dollars, and he will ask for 100 dollars" means "If you give John 10 ...
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Conjunction to use after “one of the following” + comma-separated list

In the following sentence, which conjunction (and or or) should be used? One from these programming languages is good: PHP, Java, and/or Perl. If I use and since the sentence is referring to a ...
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Arithmetic expressions in words

Consider the following sentences, which I know are correct, as example; Two multiplied by two gives four. OR Two times two gives four. OR Two by two gives four. Two divided by two is one. Q1: ...
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Conjunction structure involving “between”

Consider: The interactions between X and Y, and between X and Z are shown. How can I reduce it? The interactions between X and Y, and Z are shown. The interactions between X and Y, and between Z ...
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Translation of English sentence

What is the meaning of this sentence, "Not all sentence-equivalence questions are so vocabulary dependent but you can expect quite a few to require knowledge of very advanced words." I could ...
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Peruvian or Cuban

a. He mentioned fifteen Peruvian or Cuban authors in his paper. b. He mentioned fifteen authors, Peruvian or Cuban, in his paper. c. He mentioned fifteen either Peruvian or Cuban authors in his ...
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what does “but” refer to?

I read two sentences that makes me very unsure to what does but refer to. I am really confused, does but refer to the old method (Kim et al. (2013)) or to the new method. "Our modelling strategy is ...
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As [simple tense]..something [progressive tense] expressing things happening at the same time

I have this sentence: Then she realized that, as the water got colder and rougher, she was actually getting faster and warmer, and she was really enjoying it. I do not understand why there is no ...
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Usage of 'as' before Adjectives:

In the following sentence, should I put 'as' before the adjective 'offensive'? I hope you won't take my criticism as offensive. I hope you won't take my criticism offensive. I feel as if the two ...
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What is the difference between “when” and “in doing”?

I know that the phrase "in doing something" has a meaning similar to the conjunction "when", but I don't know their difference. For example, which of the following sounds natural?: I always ...
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Usage of sentence after “as”

Can i use a sentence after “as” or “in the way” as is the case with sentences below. 1) This sentence can be translated as “they will never come again” . 2) This sentence can be translated in the ...
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Usage of in a such a way

I wonder if the usage of '' in such a way '' correct in sentence below. '' He was founded in such a way that his arm has been broken by his freind ''. I mean ; Does this sentence above maean ''he ...
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Is there any difference between “in a manner that does” and “in such a manner as to do”?

I found the following sentence: The hard drive is destroyed in a manner that does not allow it to be rebuilt. I would like to know whether it can be rewritten as follows: The hard drive is ...
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Is “Hardly…when” an idiom?

I know that if I start my sentence with an adverb such as hardly I must invert the subject and the verb,but do I really need to use only "when" afterwards?.For instance,is Hardly had I entered ...
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as she was or as was she?

I'd like to know whether "as was she" is correct in the following: Peter was aware of the problem, as was she / as she was. I'd appreciate your help.
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Difference between ', or' and 'or' ('or with a comma' versus 'or without a comma')

Could anyone help me to clarify the difference between ', or' and 'or'? Sometimes I see articles are intentionally written this way rather than just reflex. I've made examples below, and explained by ...
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Can “until” be used like “to the extent that”?

I would like to know whether "until" can be used interchangeably with "to the extent that" as follows: Turn the screw until the mark on it disappears. Turn the screw to the extent that the ...
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How to separate two pairs without using and?

I have written the following sentence, but I think that I should use an "AND" between "down" and "Success", on the other side, by doing so, the phrase would become rather ugly and awkward (3 "and" ...
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In this passage how would the meaning change if we substitute “but” with “and”?

There was an unearthly quality to the atmosphere inside the Frieze New York art fair, like the air in a plane—still but pressurized, with an unsettling hum—when the fiction writer Ottessa Moshfegh ...
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Are con­junc­tions like “and” al­lowed be­fore a tran­si­tion word?

In this sen­tence, is it gram­mat­i­cally cor­rect to use and be­fore con­se­quently? He did not sub­mit the ap­pli­ca­tion by the dead­line and con­se­quently, his ap­pli­ca­tion was not con­sid­...
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structure of as much as often as possible

What are the structures of the following sentence: Read as much and as often as possible.
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Can 'but' be a substitute for 'and'?

Can we use 'but' to mean 'and'? The animal was classified in that category, because people had a hard time classifying it, but (and, although people had a hard time classifying it, because) that ...
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Is it a special use of “because” in this sentence?

He hadn't told anyone about the Grim, not even Ron and Hermione, because he knew Ron would panic and Hermione would scoff. The fact remained, however, that it had now appeared twice, and both ...
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Usage of “ in the manner “

Is it correct to use “in the manner“ in sentence The word “you“ is used in the manner “u“ . I mean Can “in the manner“ be used as “as“ .
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“As then, so now”

In last year's film "Victoria and Abdul," we see Queen Victoria's Indian manservant describing to her the delights of his homeland's mangoes, "the Queen of Fruits." Intrigued, the world's most ...
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What does “was so that” mean?

What does "was so that" mean in the following sentence, The reason for coconuts was so that we would all have something to eat. (source: Shadow and the coconut caper written by Richard Hays) ? ...
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“what and how” as an object in a sentence

Could you explain why one of these sentences is grammatically preferable (if any)? Would you write the sentence in another way? Our aim is to understand what and how the equipment measures ...
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Since vs before, which a conjunction should I use in present or past perfect tense?

A Conjunction of "since" is used in present perfect tense, and that of "before" is used in past perfect tense. for example A staff working at the company has found the document since his or her boss ...
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Identifying independent clauses

I know that a comma in front of the conjunction 'and' is usally set when and is connecting two independent clauses. I can't decide, though, if the second part of the following sentence is, in fact, ...
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Use of the conjunction “that” to express an intentional consequence

First an example; just to make clear what I'm referring to. He wrote a note on the calendar, that he might remember to call his friend on his birthday. Meaning: He wrote a note on the calendar, ...
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Is “many of them doing” in this sentence correct?

The musical scene was a maze of competing movements and slogans, many of them claiming to be “new” in one way or another. I am reading the book Music in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries and ...
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Using a single preposition with multiple conjunctions

I found this in a passage: Recall that the prime subfield of a field is the smallest subfield, and is isomorphic to Fp for some p or to Q. I noticed that every time the conjunction ( in above ...
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“That being so” & “With that said” vs “Having said this”

I know that these words mentioned above aren't related, however, I wonder why not. As a non-native English speaker it is kind of confusing because both are somehow referring to an antecedent context, ...
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Then either or then too?

I made a choice the last time I was here and I didn't see any, then either and I failed Is this statement grammatically correct? I have some doubts around the "then either" part. The meaning I want ...
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Unless + negative in an exmple, makes sense?

First, I am not sure whether it is grammatically correct (that would be my first question) and I would like to know whether it is a normal usage or I should rather avoid that: I heard he likes ...
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Can “unless” be used in unreal past (with would have)?

I found conflicting information about the subject: BBC World Service states that: And we cannot use unless with would to talk about unreal future situations: If he didn't take everything ...
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Proper use of conjunction Where

A statement read Today, mention of the word ‘Aadhaar’ would not lead a listener to the dictionary meaning of this word. Instead, every person on the very mentioning of this word ‘Aadhaar’ ...
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It position in sentence

How to recognize which subject or object "it" is referring to in the following sentence: The Pump gives 10 bar pressure to the Machine and it will give good production. Here how can we identify ...
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Can every conjunction and conjunctive adverb be used in participial constructions?

Can every conjunction and conjunctive adverb be used in participial constructions? Are the following sentences correct? I am asking about the words such as, when, while, because, though, since, ...
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When : 1. time marker / 2. and it was the moment

I had just arrived at the hotel when I remembered that I had left my keys in the office. Here, when means "and it was the moment that~", so it means, I had just arrived at the hotel and it was the ...
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The difference : When / Before

I had gotten used to coffee, when I went on a trip to Brazil to try many different types of coffee. I think this implies that I went to Brazil immediatly after I had gotten used to coffee. And When ...