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

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“The same X when doing Y as in Z” vs. “the same X as in Z when doing Y”

I don't know what the proper placement of the conjunction "as" is between "the same X when doing Y as in Z" and "the same X as in Z when doing Y". Example: [The same X ...
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If and When — Singular case, multiple cases

In technical writing, you often have to choose whether to begin a sentence with "if" or "when". If / When you need to ... , do ... If / When you need to specify a year, use YYYY-...
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I'm having trouble finding the proper word for this question. Could please tell which one is proper? TIA [closed]

The house wasn't beautiful, I liked the garden____(though/still).
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When to use 'and' with numbers? [duplicate]

let's say we wan to say 6879 out loud Would it be six thousand eight hundred seventy-nine six thousand and eight hundred seventy-nine six thousand and eight hundred and seventy-nine What about ...
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Is it proper to say 'either' in this way?

I saw this line in a book: I have either expressed myself very badly, or you are purposely mistaking me. I suppose it can be corrected-if it's wrong-like this: Either I have expressed myself very ...
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usage of “because” and “although”

If you were to hear the following sentence with a gap in it: “Jimmy would not get up for breakfast _________ his dad had already tried to pull him from his bed several times” and were asked to ...
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and I don't know if they are alive

Could a) I had four friends in high school and I don't know if they are alive or not. be used instead of b) I had four friends in high school who might not be alive as far as I know. ? Does (a) ...
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Can we start a sentence with ‘But’?

I’ve often come across articles saying we should not start a sentence with a conjunction. However, many many times have I seen a sentence starting with ‘But’. Isn’t But a conjunction? Or is it an ...
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Is “that” being used as a relative pronoun or conjunction in this sentence?

looking for some help on explaining the use of "that" in this sentence. Is it being used a relative pronoun or conjunction in this context? There are so many hot springs that visitors can ...
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After vs when…which makes more sense?

I’d like to know whether it makes more sense to use “after” or “when” in the following sentence: The two have their first meeting on the highway after Sasha’s car breaks down and John stops to help ...
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Is it possible to use past continuous tense and tell a long-term action after when?

Is it possible to use past continuous tense and tell a long-term action after when? Is it possible if I say When my sister read the novel, I was watching a movie. When my sister ate ice cream, I ...
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Can I use 'a' after 'are' in a conjunction sentence?

'Black mold or toxic black molds are a hazardous health variety of micro fungus that usually grow in your buildings' damp areas—for example, bathroom, basement, kitchen, etc.' Q1: In the above ...
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How to use as much as properly

I am confused which of these below sentences is correct. you drink as much Milk as you wish. you drink milk as much as you wish.
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Later and after used in a same sentence

Which of the sentences below is correct Ram called me 2 days later after going Home. 2.Ram called me 2 days after going Home.
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Are there difference about “and” and “or” between active sentence and passive sentence?

No creature has received more praise and abuse than the common garden snail. No creature has been praised or abused more often than the common garden snail. It is said that these two sentences are ...
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Use of 'and 'conjunction in a sentence

Bills in several states are, in effect, creating a two-pronged approach to urban and rural areas that raises questions about the disparate treatment of cities and the large number of voters of color ...
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a good improbable story

a. He told me a good improbable story. b. He told me a good, improbable story. c. He told me a good and improbable story. Are all of the above grammatically correct and correctly punctuated? Is there ...
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systematic or random errors or systemic errors or random errors?

Hello I have always had this confusion. Could you please explain me, which one of these is correct and why? The difference 0.038 grams is due to systematic or random errors. or The difference of 0....
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was not arrogant and

a. He was not arrogant and helpful. b. He was not arrogant, and helpful. c. He was not arrogant and very helpful. d. He was not arrogant, and very helpful. Are the above sentences grammatically ...
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Which verbs are used with the conjuction “and” in my example sentence?

I have a sentence in my job descriptions as below: Assess seriousness of each case, select external service providers (e.g. surveyors) to participate in investigation and achieve expected outcomes in ...
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How to scan THREE items connected by “and”s?

I found a sentence in the Reader's Choice (5th Edition, by Sandra Silberstein, Barbara K. Dobson and Mark A. Clarke) that has three items connected by "and"s in it: These efforts can assure ...
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Which be form to use after “and” with I?

How are these sentences usually joined using "and"? I am from Asia. I am an English language learner. Is "I am from Asia and am an English language learner" correct? You are ...
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If there are two dependent clauses after a subordinating conjunction, is it correct to use a comma before “and”?

If there are two dependent clauses after a subordinating conjunction, is it correct to use a comma before "and" as in this sentence: "It can be determined by X + Y where X is defined ...
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Is it idiomatic to use “as” in “He lives in the same building as you”?

He lives in the same building as you. Do native speakers use "as" in sentences like the above one?
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“However” and “but” together

I saw a sentence on English Language and Usage SE that goes: This is probably borderline archaic or dialect-dependent, however, but other terms are that as well: maid, maiden, lassie, colleen, etc. (...
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The usage of “so that” with the present continuous

Is it correct to use the present continuous with SO THAT? Give him what he wants so that he is not nagging at you. I will show you how to do it so that you you working now.
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When can “because” introduce a non-restrictive clause? [duplicate]

Even if rare, when can this happen? Any trustworthy examples? 11. Do Not Use a Comma Before “Because” Do not use a comma before “because” unless “because” introduces a nonrestrictive clause. That ...
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How “While” and “With” differ from each other?

Part A should be attached to part B while part C remains attached to part D. Part A should be attached to part B with part C (being) attached to part D. I know "with" has a usage similar to ...
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A question about the conjunction “while”

Isaac Newton changed the world while in quarantine from the plague. Isaac Newton changed the world while he was in quarantine from the plague. while is clearly a conjunction in the second sentence ...
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Does “and” imply the order of actions?

Today I watched an episode from the Big Bang Theory where Sheldon (a character) says, "She returned to her apartment. I presume to shower and vomit. Not necessarily in that order" That got ...
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Recommendable conjunction for the phrase “As such”

Q. What conjunction or expression would you recommend for the words "As such" in the following passage? (I cant' exactly figure out the meaning of it even though I looked up the dictionary.) ...
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using conjunctions multiple times in one sentence

I love basketball, and my brother loves tennis, but our sister hates us two loving sports, so whenever we try to play sports, she tries to disturb us, so, yesterday, we decided to kill our sister so ...
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I went in, booted as I was. (Is this same as?: I went in though I was booted.)

I went in, booted as I was. (Is this same as?: I went in though I was booted.) I think booted as I was is a concessive clause.
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all those who were overweight and not agile

a. All those who were overweight and not agile were exempted from participating. b. All those who were overweight, and not agile, were exempted from participating. Which should be used if the ...
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Stitched ripped clothes vs stitched and ripped clothes

I think that stitched ripped clothes are clothes whose the ripped part is stitched and stitched and ripped clothes are clothes whose the stitched part is ripped. Am I right? In this context, the ...
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Can i use 'Not only but also' and 'as well as' in a sentence together?

Please provide an example if I can use as well as and not only but also in a sentence. For example He was not only a humanist but also a short story writer as well as a novelist.
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comma before so? [duplicate]

Could you please help with the following sentence? I was dirty after my journey so they took me to a water treatment works. I suppose 'so' here joins two independent clauses, but why is there no ...
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which sentence fits this definition of “when”?

The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English has the following definition of "when": used to introduce a fact or statement that makes something seem surprising I'd like to know which of ...
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What is 'as' and its meaning in this sentence?

As I live with three dogs, I am very happy to let my dogs run around and safely play with other dogs from the neighborhood. As what meaning can I interpret the word "as" here?
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Which conjunction is correct

You can watch tv ... A. After you have finished your work B. If you have finished your work. Which option is correct?
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“that” is an conjunction but in this sentence what “that” connects with? [duplicate]

Our irresistible tendency to see things in human terms ― that we are often mistaken in attributing complex human motives and processing abilities to other species ― does not mean that an animal’s ...
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Relative clause or any omission here? “the sort of person Maddy is.”

But there is more detail nevertheless, perhaps a stronger connotation of the sort of person Maddy is. I think in the last part "the sort of person Maddy is", there is omission of "that&...
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When can I drop the and on a list

I saw this on the grammar section of a standardized test. The subjects they picked ranged from Dust Bowl refugees to civil rights activists, Olympic champions to labor organizers, land disputes to ...
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Whether to choose “and” or “or”?

The maximum length of a file name is 12 characters. Incremental and date-and-time suffixes that are separated by # [which word to use here: and or or?] @ are not subject to this restriction and can ...
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Conjunction error question

I was taking a test a few while ago when I encountered a question regarding conjunctions. What should be the correct sentence here? "Though all players do not play hard, but when captain is ...
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Applying adjective/adverb to nouns/verbs in a conjunction sentence

Take this simple sentence for example: I like dogs and cats. Which means I like dogs and I like cats. Simple. What if I add an adjective "big" before the word "dogs"?: I like big ...
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Should I use “as” or “when”?

Should I use "as" or "when" in the sentence below? And if both are OK, what is the difference? Making his way down the hallway, Kurt suddenly stops as/when he spots the name 'Paul ...
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What is the importance of “however” in this specific sentence?

Kindly read the last sentence of this paragraph: "In the 1920s, a German named Adi Dassler created a new sneaker brand that he named after himself: Adidas. His brother, Rudi, later started his ...
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what do these sentences suggest? “she doesn't like me, even if I like her” “she wouldn't like me, even if I liked her”

She doesn't like me, even if I like her. She wouldn't like me, even if I liked her She doesn't like me, although I like her which do hint that I like her or not? I knew that "although" is ...
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'the second', 'the moment' compared to 'as soon as' with respect to simultaneousness

I am looking for expressions that can substitute for as soon as as in the following context. What is important in this context is that the melting of snow happens extremely simultaneously and ...

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