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

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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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Does “at least either .. or ..” make sense?

Either she or he should attend that meeting. At least either she or he should attend that meeting. I created the two sentences above. According to my understanding, the first sentence eliminates ...
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a peach, orange, or apple Or a peach, an orange, or an apple [closed]

What is the difference between these two phrases: a peach, orange, or apple a peach, an orange, or an apple Can we distribute articles when "or" is used as a conjunction?
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Should I use “and” to connect these two clauses?

Music has long been a subtle means of expressing emotions as well as thoughts of its composers and singers, and some people believe its purpose is to bring people closer, regardless of their cultures ...
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Omission of That and which

Look at the example below The new pair of scissors I have purchased are blunt. I think this is grammatically correct though we are omitting the conjunction 'that'. Like The new pair of ...
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“As” VS “before” in this context

In a newspaper article I read a sentence: Women had begun to outnumber men as the namaz began at the shrine. We usually use: (Past simple + as + past sample) (Past perfect + before + past ...
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“while she danced” vs “while she was dancing”

1.The singer waved to the people while she danced to the music. 2.The singer waved to the people while she was dancing to the music. Are these two sentences grammatically correct? Do they vary ...
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What are the parts of speech in the sentence: Regular exercise strengthens the heart, thereby reducing the risk of heart attack

Can anyone break this sentences into parts of speech? Regular exercise strengthens the heart, thereby reducing the risk of heart attack What is the conjunction in this sentence joining the two ...
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Why do we need to use an -ing verb/gerund after 'when'? What is 'when' actually?

I have a long-standing doubt on 'when'. 1) Is it a conjunction or preposition? I don't know whether it is preposition or not, for every verb after it will take -ing or becomes a gerund: 1) ...
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How grammatical is “not only that, but there's more”?

A website lists some activities offered in a photography tour, then adds Not only that, but there's more. ... [S]unset and moon rise occur at the perfect time and will allow us to photograph New ...
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Can “where” be used to connect two phrases that one is part of the other?

According to the Collins Dictionary, "where" can be used as a conjunction: conjunction You use where after certain words, especially verbs and adjectives, to introduce a clause in which you ...
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Read the grammar box and check your answer. Should I put a comma?

I am proofreading, and I found this sentence: Read the passage and answer the questions below. I believe that we need to put a comma before 'and' since there are two independent clauses. Thus, it ...
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Correct “conjunction” in this sentence

I was on my way to school and suddenly heard my friend, A, is calling out from a distance: Why are you going to school! Today is a holiday! My friend is using two sentences to express this. ...
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when to use but and when to use and

What you would use here, but or and? "beating them" is a new idea or exception of the first idea? There are several effective ways to discipline a preschooler, but\and beating them is completely ...
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Using comma instead of and

"Okay, I am gonna look around, take a few statements." Hi, I saw this line in a tv-series. Is it correct as is? I think using comma here is wrong? There was a one-and-a-half second pause between "...
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Is it wrong or uncommon to use whether when there isn't a second option?

When there are two options, it's clear. You should use whether: He didn't know whether to go on Monday or Tuesday. What about when there aren't two options? Example: He called to check whether ...
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“They are British, so am I”

In the following sentence, is it correct to use a comma to link the two clauses, i.e., "They are British" and "so am I"? They are British, so am I.
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Is the conjunction “and” used correctly in the sentence below?

Is the conjunction "and" used correctly in the sentence below? Actually, I used "and" instead of "these quarrels". They will avoid family quarrels the root of which is financial problems and will ...
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problem with not only..but also

I wrote this sentence in my essay Not only such institutes provide physical support but the elderly also get emotional support from their fellows and caretakers. I want to say that old age homes (...
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What “conjunctions” to be used here

I and my mother are planning to go on a trip next week, but my father doesn't want us to go. On top of this he just got the news that the weather is going to be severe next week. As I am not a native ...
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Skeptical That? Function of That Clause

I’d like to know this “that” clause’s function. As the days passed, the nation grew increasingly skeptical that any of the minors had survived- let alone all of them. I can assume it means the ...
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Coordinating Conjunctions + Conjunctive Adverbs

1- Alexander II was an obscure commander but nevertheless interesting Scottish king. (Full version: Alexander II was an obscure commander but nevertheless Alexander II was an interesting ...
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why is the correct answer “the”?

Gilbert Stuart is considered by most art critics ……………. greatest portrait painter north American colonels 1-that he was 2-as he was 3- who was the 4- the why is the answer "4" not "3" or"1","2"?
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Is this sentence grammatically correct (placement of helping verb)?

I'm not sure about How and have here. 2 possibilities: a) How health care monitoring devices have helped in changing your life? b) How have health care monitoring devices helped in changing ...
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Coordinating conjunctions to connect multiple subordinate clauses

Coordinating conjunctions (and, but, for, nor, or, so, yet) can connect main sentences, words, phrases and many others, but can they connect multiple subordinate clauses? If yes, how should I ...
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“as” as a preposition or conjunction

Does ‘start’ mean the same as ‘begin’ in English? My new car is the same model as my old one. Tom’s house is the same size as mine. You have the same pen as I have. In sentence one to three, ...
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About decomposing this definition “forward or at a more advanced point in space or time.”

The conjunction or is used to link grammatical entities of equal "weight", with that in mind, how should one decompose this definition of the adverb on: forward or at a more advanced point in space ...
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Is “where” is equivalent to “wherever” in this case?

Where alternative sources of power are available there are some marked contrasts in handling. I would read it as: Wherever alternative sources of power are available there are some marked ...
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Can “and” be purposely omitted for rhythm?

I just stumbled upon this sentence on this site. Primal stories — rise and fall, ruin and redemption, the love of a good woman — are punctuated by scenes of carefully choreographed pugilism. (link: ...
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When doing / while doing

I am a little confused about using "when v-ing" and "while v-ing". When should I use "when v-ing" instead of "while v-ing" ? 1- Always keep some change with you. It’s useful when buying a bus ...
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Can a conjunction “after” modify a noun in front of it?

I made the following sentence: This picture shows my face just after I waken up. I would like to know whether the conjunction phrase "just after I waken up" can modify the noun "my face". My ...
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usage of 'while' and 'when'

I met many interesting people while I was living in Vancouver. Can I change the sentence above to the sentences below? Do they have slightly different meanings? I met many interesting people when ...
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Use of verb+ and +verb

In the following sentence He decided to get up early, to wear nice dress and to visit his aunt. Conjugation and is used. Since after and before and same proposition is used. So my question ...
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A question regarding the conjunction : neither…nor

I have a question in regards to the usage of neither..nor. I know that the typical and correct structure is: (1) He is neither fat nor thin. But what about this: (2) He is neither fatter nor ...
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Is second one passive form of the first one?

I am to deliver the money . The money is to be delivered . Thank in advance
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Is “The question” at the front of this sentence extraneous?

Is "The question" in: "The question whether we should go or stay comes next." extraneous? LanguageTool suggests to remove "The question" from the sentence. However, I think "The question" is ...