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

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I will host an event outside(,) whether it rains or not. - comma or not?

Example 1 I will host an event outside whether it rains or not. Example 2 I will host an event outside, whether it rains or not. When do we add a comma to before "whether"? I still don't ...
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Usage of " that and because" in answer [closed]

Earlier , The words ' that and because ' was commonly used in answer The meaning of the speaker is that... The speaker means that.. is The speaker says that because ... However , as teachers want us ...
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one thousand visitors on Sunday and Monday

a. The museum had one thousand visitors on Sunday and Monday. Is that one thousand per day or is the sum of the visitors of the two days one thousand? Many thanks
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"No matter when" OR "it doesn't matter when"

In the book Practical English Usage, on page number 253: "Because no matter who, what, etc act like conjunctions, they must be used with two clauses. - No matter when you come, you’ll be welcome, ...
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"Relative pronoun and Conjunction"

What are the basic difference between Relative pronoun and conjunction
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Is this a coordinating conjunction connecting to a dependent adverbial clause? Is it grammatically correct?

This sentence seems to use 'and' to connect an independent clause to a complex sentence (adverbial clause + independent clause). "Smith said the statute is reserved for “traitors and spies,” and ...
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Should "WHEN" be placed before the 1st part in this sentence? | "I was moving fast down a steep hill, when I took a tumble."

I was moving fast down a steep hill heading towards the village of Gifford for breakfast when I took a tumble. BBC -My brain cancer diagnosis was a total shock When you read the sentence, you ...
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Joining without Punctuation or Conjunction

There are sentences where two clauses are not joined by conjunction or punctuation. Notice the position of asterisk in below sentences where I "feel" empty/lack of conjunction or punctuation:...
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Why doesn't this sentence have a conjunction to join two clauses?

About this quote from Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone: He understood what he had to do all right, it was doing it that was going to be the problem. I think that it is better to add a ...
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so + V-ing -- correct grammatical structure?

"One of the incentives for capping electricity use, rather than charging different amounts according to usage, was to make access to energy equitable. Every household has the same five kW cap, ...
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The usage of "and" between adjectives

This car is fantastic and old. Did I make any mistake by putting and between these two adjectives since they are from different categories?
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does removing 'consequently' remove the causal relationship?

I am learning coherence and cohesion. Will the causal relationship between the two sentences disappear if I remove 'consequently'? If I remove 'consequently', will there be no relationship between the ...
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Uses of Neither.....nor

"The interior of the earth can be understood only by indirect evidences as neither any one has nor any one can reach the interior of the earth." This is a excerpt Fundamentals of Physical ...
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Might the word "including" mean "additionally" in this sentence?

"Kuwait - which has a population of 4.8 million, including 3.4 million foreign workers - has the world's sixth-largest known oil reserves." BBC-Kuwait The word "including" confuses ...
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Whereas usage in comparison

Is the usage of "whereas" correct? As far as I know is that I should use complete clause after "whereas" it's similar to "but" in usage However , "whereas" ...
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Conjunction necessary if there is comma?

Do we need the conjunction 'and' along with comma, or we can leave it just with comma in below sentence? With the help of these properties, a human being is able to behave as if the external or ...
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How to guess what action happened first when I use conjunction

I'm talking about all of common conjunctions like 'when' or 'until', by the time. For example for 'when': He fell off the ladder when he saw the flash . In this case, the dependent sentence happened ...
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Usage of "as" as a conjunction

Clearly here is a usage of "as" that i can't understand; as far as i understand, "as" is a subordinate conjunction that joins main clause + sub. clause. Here we have ",as"...
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How to write "1st-order"

Consider a sentence like: A first-order language. I am interested in the correct spelling of "first-order" in this context while writing "first" with a number. Which of the ...
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Is "whom" used correctly in this extract? :

“Friends whom I have met later have told me that I was not one of those whom the shock of admission greatly depressed”. ̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶_̶ I'm kind of confused here... In ...
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"behavior for somebody" or "behavior of"?

Lying is typical behavior for narcissists. Can I replace "for" with "of"? Why or why not? Does the meaning change? Online I found conflicting evidence: With new people — people ...
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While/When I was in Japan in 2018, I went to many well-know destinations. - does "when" makes it sound like it is a long-term stay?

Background information: I traveled in Japan for a week in 2018. Can I say: Example 1 While I was in Japan in 2018, I went to many well-know destinations. or Example 2 When I was in Japan in 2018, I ...
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While/When I was at the restaurant, I browsed the menu and ordered the food. - do they both mean the same?

Example 1 While I was at the restaurant, I browsed the menu and ordered the food. Example 2 When I was at the restaurant, I browsed the menu and ordered the food. Do they mean the same thing? I ...
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Until I fell asleep, I would/used to scroll my smart phone. - is this acceptable?

Example 1 As soon as/Once my father bought me a gift, I would/used to bring it to the school and show it off to my friends. Example 2 After my father bought me a gift, I would/used to bring it to ...
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"Ann loves Mary but not Kate."= "Ann loves Mary but Kate does not."?

What is the probability of "Ann loves Mary but not Kate." being interpreted as "Ann loves Mary but Kate does not." ? Does prosody change anything here?
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I am writing a letter. He is writing a letter

I am writing a letter. He is writing a letter (as well as) . Here using conjuction "as well as", what will be correct answer??? Please tell me
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When he was "heading out / was going to head out / was about to head" out to get groceries, he grabbed the key - do they mean "right before"?

Example 1 When he was going to head out to get groceries, he grabbed the key and put on the sunglasses. Example 2 When he was about to head out to get groceries, he grabbed the key and put on the ...
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Conjugation in persons and numbers [duplicate]

I've noticed that in some cases music artists (and maybe someone else too) use conjugation that is technically wrong, however it's obviously done on purpose. Here are some examples from The Weeknd - ...
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time conjunctions (before, as soon as, until, etc.) convey high levels of certainty unlike "if"?

Example 1 Dad will reply to the letter when he comes home from work. Example 2 Dad will reply to the letter if he comes home from work. The difference lies in the likeliness. When implies high ...
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We will throw a party "on the day when" Space-X send my friends to the other planets. - a high level of certainty?

Example 1 Famine will strike human-beings when the war breaks out among nations. Example 2 Famine will strike human-beings if the war breaks out among nations. "when" conveys a high ...
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Whenever/When I wake up late, I go to bed and fall asleep after 10 p.m. - does this make sense?

When expressing a habitual or repetitive event using "when" or "whenever", can there be a period of time between the events? For example Example 1 "Whenever/When I wake up ...
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Does "I saw a blue car and bus" mean "blue bus" or any coloured bus?

What is the outcome of any and every sentence in the following sentence format when the rules of English grammar is applied upon them. sentence format <Noun Verb Determiner Adjective Noun ...
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When/After I am scolded by my mother, I go to bed and fall asleep late, usually past 10 p.m. - differences in meaning?

I understand "after" can express habitual or repetitive events, but I still feel like "after" is different from "whenever." When "after" is used, it makes me ...
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if or after you are ready [closed]

Question 17 We can go _____ you’re ready. A) if B) after C) before D) while The answer to the question above is "after". But what about "if"? Which is used by the ...
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By the time we arrive there, it will have already be 7 o'clock/later than 7 o'clock. - which is more idiomatic?

Example 1 It is too late now. By the time we arrive there, it will have already been 7 o'clock. Example 2 It is too late now. By the time we arrive there, it will have already been later than 7 o'...
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In this sentence, what are the main subject and the main verb?

Consider the following sentence: Though this was not a very good opportunity for showing off her knowledge, as there was no one to listen to her. In that sentence, what are the main subject and the ...
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Neither ..., nor... and Not ..., nor

Here two examples of two negative clauses: He neither approved my decision, nor did he approve yours. He didn't approve my decision, nor did he approve yours. Which variant is right and which is ...
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I don't like John and/or Mary - what are the differences?

Example 1 I don't swim or jog. I have learnt that if it's a negative verb, then we have to use "or" if you want to say all the things are things that you don't do. But it seems like ...
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Whereas vs while to link contrasting statements [duplicate]

Is there any effective difference between while and whereas when used to link contrasting statements, or are differences in usage only a matter of style rather than grammar? See the following ...
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Although vs while meaning "despite the fact that"

Is there any effective difference between although and while when meaning "despite the fact that", or are differences in usage only a matter of style rather than grammar? See the following ...
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"Nor" used to join two independent clause, but some says it can also join other elements

I haven’t seen nor heard from Mike in days. I know:- "nor" is used to join two independent clauses, but like above sentence can be used to join two elements that are not independent clauses.
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Are both acceptable? "me and him" Vs "I and He"?

Me and him did it. I and he did it. Are both acceptable, If yes, how?
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Using a comma instead of "and" when you have a subject with two verbs

My question is exactly as mentioned in the title. What do you call the sentence structure when a comma is used instead of "and" when you have a subject with two verbs (to describe two ...
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Distinguishing two usages of 'or'

I need help with distinguishing usages of 'or'. From what I know, the conjunction 'or' has two usages: two different objects: "coffee or juice", "me or my friend" 'object' or '...
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Why are articles sometimes NOT used before common nouns?

Take a sentence like: 'Excellent lady that she was, Lady Gigabytes invited us over for dinner.' Or: 'Lady Gigabytes (excellent lady that she was) invited us over for dinner.' What both these sentences ...
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“Before starting work, I look at my to-do list…” Is ‘’before‘’ a prep. or conj? If it is a conj. what was omitted?

Before starting work, I look at my to-do list and prioritize it. Is ‘’Before‘’ a preposition or conjunction? If it is a conjunction, what has been omitted? ---update Thank you very much, guys, for ...
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My grandfather passed away during the Second World War. - doesn't necessarily mean he was killed because of the war, right? [closed]

A: My grandfather passed away during the Second World War. B: Your grandfather must have been a brave soldier. A: No, he fell down at home and killed himself. This is a dialogue in a movie, I ...
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"could not" or "did not"?

'Could' is past of 'can', and it shows ability to do something. For example, "I could not assist him." However, I have a doubt on its use when it's compared with using "did not", ...
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the files on Kennedy and Marilyn

a. They are going to publish the CIA files on Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe. Can't that sentence have two meanings: They are going to publish the CIA files on Kennedy and those on Marilyn Monroe. They ...
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Question with prefer - usage of or as conjunction

I have two sentences. I want to make questions about preferences. Should I use or as conjunction? I prefer to run rather than cycle. Do you prefer to run rather than cycle? Do you prefer to run or ...
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