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

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Can "and" as conjunction connect two different part of speech?

You can enjoy the wonderful view over the old commercial and banking center of the city. I think here "and" connects "commercial" and "banking". By looking up the ...
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the usage of 'as' : as they consider different things they can pretend to do

Pretending to be someone else, with all the gestures, actions, and language that involves, gives children practice thinking divergently as they consider different things they can pretend to do. What'...
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They were married for 12 years before/when

In this particular sentence do before and when mean the same and can be used interchangeably? They were married for 12 years before/when they died/got divorced.
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difference between "as" and "how" - wrong example in the Cambridge Dictionary?

I learned in this thread "the way/as/how/like he did it. What's the difference?" that we can't use "how" as a conjunction to make a comparison. We have to use "as" ...
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What is this model trying to imply about "isasmuch as" and "insofar as"?

I recently found a chart listing the distinctions between the two conjunctions. But I am not really able to make much sense of this chart. I would gladly appreciate if anyone could make the ...
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Use of correct words [closed]

One of my friends says that It will not be better until it will not stop raining. is not grammatical, but he could not explain why. What is wrong about this sentence?
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should the first sentence still be inverted if it's a passive one in the structure Not only … but also?

As I've read in the Cambridge dictionary: To add emphasis, we can use not only at the beginning of a clause. When we do this, we invert the subject and the verb: Not only was it raining all day at ...
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Is it possible to mix tenses when using "after" or "before"?

Is it possible to mix tenses when using "after" or "before"? Example 1 scenario: He won the championship in the past. He will make a lot of money in the future. After he won the ...
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experience poor mental health, difficulty concentrating, remembering or making decisions

Should the conjunction "and" be inserted between "health" and "difficulty"? Underprivileged students are more likely to experience poor mental health, difficulty ...
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Why was there no conjunction used in sentences that contain words such as more or better

Why was there no conjunction used in sentences that contain words such as more or better The deeper you fall, the more likely you are to neglect your basic needs The more power you have, the more ...
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Where to put comma or how to rephrase? I need a plum, and an apple or a pear [closed]

How to write the sentence, where to put a comma or how to rephrase: "I need a plum, and an apple or a pear". Meaning: I will be satisfied if I have a plum and an apple OR a plum and a pear.
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Difference between "as well as" and "in addition to"

Designers can use this software to create original graphics and artwork ------- to manipulate and alter digital photography. as well as rather along with in addition. I can immediately remove rather ...
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Is it neccessary to add the subject "she" in "and had"?

Lisa used to be shy and have few friends. Lisa used to be shy and had few friends. In the first example, and conects two infinitives to be and to have. I think, in the second example, it is better ...
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Can a semi-colon be used like this? Are there more reduced forms of these sentences?

Is it understood when semi-colons and commas are used to combine long, similar clauses like this? Which one is correct of the following?: A) The color on the square to the right turned red, the one to ...
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linking verbal clauses with conjunctions

Why is the case that the below sentence has three verbs that weren't linked with any conjunction? Also, why use the comma prior to the last clause. I don't know exactly why this sentence is structured ...
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Would you use “ergo“ as a synonym to hence, therefore etc. in an essay? [closed]

Specifically in the CAE exam. I´m not sure if the examinars will be too fond of this expression
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This is stated on Monday. "3000 visas granted as of Saturday". Does it mean "......until Saturday". or "Starting from Saturday until Monday, 3000.."."

This is from the BBC web site: https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-europe-60717902 3,000 visas granted as of Saturday. Today is Monday. And this sentence is said today. So, I got confused what they ...
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Using a comma with "and that" and so then" (adverb vs conjunctions): The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter

I saw many examples using "and that". I was confused with the use of a comma before it in the middle of the sentence. In the case of independent sentences, some examples do not have a come ...
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" I will wait for you but , if you will not come , i will leave the place

" I will wait for you but , if you will not come , i will leave the place " is it correct using but and if at same place
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things and people who matter vs things and people that matter

Remember to focus on the things and people who/that matter during these times of trouble. I'm trying to write this phrase, following the Chicago Manual guidelines, which suggest using who for people, ...
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Can SO be immediately followed by a main verb?

He often comes and plays with us. You can stay or go with us. She missed the bus, so ran all the way to school. The first two examples are fine, but the third one seems weird and ungrammatical. Is ...
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Does the conjunction "or" mean "that is to say"?

In New Concept English, there's such a sentence as: In this case, you'd probably construct a portfolio with some shares (but not high risk ones), along with gilts, cash deposits, and perhaps ...
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comma usage before 'so'

Workers should be included in the planning for new factories or the introduction of robots into existing plants , so they can participate in the process. I personally think that the comma before 'so' ...
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Combining clauses with different linking verbs by conjunction and leaving out the subject

A TOEFL book claims that I'm not allowed to write like this, for example the conjunction "and" : I still have leftovers on the table and am cooking it later. Why is it incorrect? Does that ...
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Is the preposition "for" wrong in this sentence? "......I was thinking back longingly for the days...."

Here is the full sentence. It tells about how difficult it was to look after an elderly parent, and that it has become even more difficult than it was at the beginning. "...When she got where she ...
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to save Tom and Pete

a. He will give his life for Tom or Pete. b. He will give his life for Tom and Pete. Does (b) mean the same as (a)? It seems ambiguous to me. I think it can mean the same as (a) and it can also mean ...
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Can 'unlike' be used as a conjunction?

For eg:- He was brave unlike those who were afraid of even standing by his side. In this sentence,'unlike' has been used to join two sentences which make sense even when they are written as two ...
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Is it correct to use "on" in this sense? "There have been house fires due to faulty work done ON the government insulation program."

"There have been many house fires due to faulty work done ON the government insulation program." "....work done on insulation program" sounds not correct to me. If something is ...
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"Does this and this help?" or "Do this and this help?"?

Which one is correct: "Does this and this help?" ("this" and "this" as a whole/as one together) or "Do this and this help?" ("this" and "this&...
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meaning of 'but' in incomplete sentences

summary 'But' is a conjunction to express a contrast between two ideas. Incomplete sentences allow us to omit information without changing the intended meaning. This makes it difficult to identify the ...
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error by vs error of vs apostrophe [closed]

In Hindi there's a word that tells 'relation' between subject and the noun/action. To represent the same in English, we use by / of / apostrophe in English. Some examples in English are: Tom's car ...
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Use of 'and' with perfect tenses for regular verb

It is clear that when the verb is irregular we don't repeat auxiliary in perfect tense "she has danced and sung a good song." but if the verb is regular, omitting auxiliary confuses it for ...
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Is this sentence correct in terms of structure: "By the time we get to school, we have been speaking a few years."

"By the time we get to school, we have been speaking a few years." This sentence is from a text in reply to a question: "What do native English speakers learn at school in the English ...
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After a few hours or a few hours after

Which of these is correct and why? However, after a few hours of opening an incident occurred. or However, a few hours after opening an incident occurred.
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Do you say "when I'm going to do something" in place of "when I do something"?

The following is excerpted from Unit 25 of "English Grammar in Use" by Raymond Murphy: Amy is on a train. She's calling a friend. "I'll call you again later when I arrive." ... We ...
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Position of "Either/Of" in a sentence with different types of verbs

In either ... or structure, if the two verbs are of the same type, it's easy to figure out the position of "either" and "or", for example. On Sunday evenings, I either work out or ...
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Is this senentce correct: I am a doctor graduated from Harvard University in 2022

Is it correct just to place graduated after doctor in the below example without using "who" or "and"? It feels a bit awkward to place "who" when I refer to myself, ...
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Is it ungrammatical to use "but" at the start of a sentence? [duplicate]

I often hear people start a sentence with "But". I also find many books using a "but" at the start of a sentence. My teacher, however, told me that it's ungrammatical and that I'...
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In the sentence "The ocean is so deep but you can’t even realize that" should it end with "that" or "it"? Also, could the word "but" be improved?

The ocean is so deep but you can’t even realize that. Is there something wrong with that sentence? Is it better to use "it" in the end of the sentence if we speak about something that was ...
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Is 'such that' a conjunction in this sentence?

I read this sentence on a webpage. This is active learning such that you gain real-time skills in facilitating racial justice conversations. Is 'such that' a conjunction which has the same meaning ...
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the use of 'so' : "...neither said so to the other"

"Neither of them much liked the idea of jumping into that pool, but neither said so to the other." I don't understand the role of 'so' in that sentence. It seems that, without this ...
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My question is from grammar part whether we can use two conjunction or not like this?

Conjunctions are words which are used to link clauses which can be either dependent or independent clauses. Somewhere I have seen it's not appropriate to use two conjunctions in a single sentence. ...
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Using present perfect and past simple in two phrases connected with "once"

Someone wrote a sentence in my language and asked whether the noun he used was defined (a noun is considered defined if an adjective modifies it). I said the equivalent of: In the phrase "a ...
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a conjunction "when" and tense around it with "can"

How can I describe this situation?: Can I say the following sentence: I'm really glad when I can take a good picture. I have heard that "can" may have several meanings. The sentence I ...
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Why is there a "for" in this sentence, starting with "That is, " with a meaning "more exactly"

This is from a text about mobile phones and battery replacements. "......Many places offer same-day repairs, as long as the battery for your device is in stock. That is, for repair places with ...
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About Difference Between ' and " in the Title

I have a YouTube channel and i don't want to any mistake on grammar or syntax. Which one is true? I saw a lot of news channel and all of them using different types. Is all of them can be used? For ...
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Some Questions About Sentence Clauses

I'm having a little difficulty understanding the structure of sentences clauses. I understand that an independent clause works on its own as a simple sentence and that a dependent clause does not, but ...
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Whether before if

"I was wondering whether it's okay if I bring this bag with me?" Whether before if, can I say this, does it make sense?
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"....in 10 days" or ".....after 10 days."

The text is from BBC web site: "....Under the measures, Austrians will be asked to work from home, non-essential shops will close, and schools will remain open for children who require face-to-...
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Why the comma in "I received a gift from Uncle George, but not from my other uncle"?

As far as I understand it, "But not from my other uncle" is not an independent clause. It could show contrast, but that would still require an independent clause, like "John is rich, ...
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