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

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Is “and” or “or” better in this sentence?

When I was writing a manual, I wrote a sentence like example no.1 below. Is it natural to use an "or" like the bolded ones in the sentence? Or it is better to use "and" like example no.2? 1 You ...
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which conjunction should be used in a negative clause: “and” or “or”?

To say that I don't have something and something else, should I say: "I don't have a white shirt AND black trousers."or "I don't have a white shirt OR black trousers."
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How to use determiners after the coordinating conjunction AND?

I need to say: "Chinatown and Little Italy are the most colourful and liveliest neighbourhoods in New York City". I wonder if I must add the determiner THE before "liveliest".
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Is “then” natural here to connect the sentences?

I didn't hear anything for a few months, so I assumed she wasn't interested. Then last week she called me to my surprise and asked if I would go out on another date with her. Is then completely ...
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Is 'to' a preposition or conjunction in the sentence?

I was preoccupied with getting cute girls to like me. What is the role of 'to' in this sentence?
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Using And But together in a sentence

I have referred this question but I am not clear still. Is this sentence grammatically correct, Can we use And But together for example The mausoleum will not only be the first remarkable example ...
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Usage of “until” and “unless”

Is the use of "until" correct in the below context: Until you do that one role that people recognise you for, you don't become an actor. And would this be correct: Unless you do that one role ...
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usage of conjunction but

Consider the following short reading : Whoever has to deal with young children soon learns that too much sympathy is a mistake. Too little sympathy is, of course, a worse mistake, but in this, ...
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usage of subordinate conjunction which

Consider the following short reading : He now plainly saw that he was no better than a murderer; the extreme anguish of which discovery making life insupportable, he fell upon his sword. To ...
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Use of as in two different way

I am trying to cook the cake as you. I am trying to cook the cake as yours . Are both “as” same? I thought both are same but what those modie is different. In the first sentence “as”is used ...
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Give an example of many conjunctions

I want to collect sentences with lots of conjunctions. For instance, consider the following : I should like to see children taught that they should not say they like them which they do not like, ...
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Missing of conjuction

Consider the following sentence : He has been an insignificant member of the school, one of those boys who excel neither at games nor at lessons, of whom nothing is expected, and rarely, if ...
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analysis of conjunction : A newspaper is only kind of reading that is almost universal

A newspaper is the only kind of reading that is almost universal How do we understand this sentance in terms of grammar ? This has a meaning : A newspaper is the only kind of reading for almost ...
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What is the difference between “if” and “as soon as”?

What is the difference between "if" and "as soon as"? Example: "I will come if I can" and "I will come as soon as I can" Is it both correct?
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Is “for the purpose that” grammatically correct?

I have googled and rarely found the example of usage. Instead I found "for the purpose of" is more common. My English teacher, who is not English-native speaker, showed me one but I rather disagree ...
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What does “where” mean in “co-operating with liberal or conservative parties where possible to survive the entire term”?

In their 2020-02-05 column, “Minority report: German politics”, The Economist writes: In the 1970s West Germany’s two main parties, one centre-left, one centre-right, together captured over 90% of ...
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Does “A but is B” mean that B is not A, or how to interpret “but is” in such a sentence (A and B can be any phrase)?

Chicago Manual of Style, paragraph 5.92 has a sentence that starts with the following: "For instance, pregnancy lasts nine months but is a nine‐month pregnancy, . . .", which is then followed by ...
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meaning of as in following sentence?

what's the meaning of "as" in the following sentence An awful way to finally unite Iraqis as they fight for their country's future to be in their own hands.
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When can I hyphenate “in-place”?

To me, these feel correct: They were replaced in-place. The dancers twirl in-place. Protections are in place. It shows squares in place of symbols. But trying to look for information on its ...
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Is “not” a conjunction in “I want Joe, not him”?

I have been studying the word not lately and noticed it is not a conjunction just by itself and it is actually an adverb. Now, when we use following types of sentences, what is not's grammatical ...
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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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