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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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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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When to put a comma before “and”? [on hold]

I can't really understand when to use and and when to use , and. Any help would be appreciated.
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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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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 this sentence right? -omission of apposition “that” [closed]

An amulet recently discovered on the Danish island of Lolland provided archaeologists with proof which objects did indeed represent hammers. I believe the right sentence is to add apposition "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 ...
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“although being an underdog” or “despite being an underdog”?

Which of the answers seems most natural – although being or despite being? 4. Chen Wei Lin, or “tom60229,” was one of the participants in the 2017 Hearthstone World Championship. He wasn't as ...
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the sort of person you see and

a. He is the sort of person you see and you think he must be a member of the armed forces or something. b. He was the man I saw and I thought he must be a member of the armed forces or something. ...
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How to use while and when in one sentence? [closed]

When a traffic light changes to yellow, while approaching an intersection, you should slow down. While approaching an intersection, when a traffic light changes to yellow, intersection, you ...
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Correct usage of “so…as”

I would to know if there is any error in the below sentence. No other man was so successful an administrator as James was. As far as I am concerned so...as is used in negative sense. Here I am in ...
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Negation with an appositive containing multiple elements

I don't like the names Axel and Brook. I don't like the names Axel or Brook. I don't like the name Axel, and I don't like the name Brook. I don't like the name Axel or the name Brook. Which ...
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how to pronounce “in that”

I am wondering how to pronounce "in that", where in that is a synonym for because. I have little understanding of reduction. Is it right to pronounce it /inə/?
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Coordinating conjunction commas

Scientists did not find it problematic to explain the physical world with nonphysical phenomenon in seventeenth-century England. Though Bacon did. A) No Change B) England, but Bacon did. C) England; ...
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Any more than that?

"the mental constitution of crowds is not to be learnt merely by a study of their crimes, any more than that of an individual by a mere description of his vices." is "any more than that" in this ...
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Using “because” at the beginning of a sentence

In Standard English, the word because can be used to introduce a clause (subordinating conjunction) or paired with of to form a compound preposition. Recently, because has been used in non-standard ...
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Can “when” also be used with “that”?

There was a time when my brothers played with me that I felt unhappy. Is this sentence grammatically legal? I know the sentence would be more concise if it was just "There was a time when my brothers ...
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“You should only X or Y” vs “You should only X and Y.”

Example sentence: You should only ask them questions about movies and cartoons. You should only ask them questions about movies or cartoons. Do the two sentences imply pretty much the same? ...
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is the structure “Either … or … or” correct?

Is it grammatically possible to have the structure "either ... or ... or" in a sentence? For instance: The name can be experienced either visually or auditorily or tactilely. Putting aside the ...
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Using “Too” to disagree with negative sentence

In a sentence I want to disagree with the speaker: I can't speak english I can, too. Is right to use "I can, too" in this case? Ps.: I found this example on 5minuteenglish (B and C say the same ...
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What is “to like to be held and not to be handled” if it concerns pets? [closed]

How should I understand the last sentence? Rabbits generally eat pellets and plenty of green vegetables; they will also eat hay. They like to be held but shouldn’t be handled too much the first few ...
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Is it strange/uncommon to use next when then should be used? (For example, when only two actions are occurring?)

Usually, you would write: first ... next ... then ... finally. When there are only two actions, you'd usually use "then": She inspected me with her eyes. Then, she brought a tiny hand to her chin ...
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Could not find any conjunction

In this sentense Trump said the U.S. would begin charging additional duties of 25 percent on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports in response to what he says is theft of American intellectual ...
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conjunction: is “and” necessary?

Is and necessary in the following? Such criminal activity is difficult to track, and even more so in the Internet. I'd appreciate your help.
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“the changes that happened” or “the changes happened”

I was arguing with a classmate about whether to use "that" in this phrase or not? The map shows the changes (that) happened in the area. Which is correct "the changes that happened" or "the ...
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the proper use of “but”

I asked about a version of the following sentence yesterday, but today my focus is different. Do you think "but" makes sense in the following sentences? Gorillas have often been portrayed as a ...