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

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“inclusive or” can mean one element, any two elements, or more in a list?

Question: Can we say that "inclusive or" can mean one element or any two elements or even more (like 3 or 4 elements if the list is long) in a list? Does it depend on the context? Example: 1....
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Distributivity rule for prepositions (e.g. “for X and for Y ” or “for X and Y”)

If X and Y are long subjects I tend to repeat the preposition to recall the reader that Y also is under the effect of the verb, e.g. She looks for X and for Y Is this correct? If so, is it the only ...
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none more so than for

Door entry systems place addition barriers for all those with communication difficulties none more so than for Laryngectomees. (You can find this sentence on the page below: https://publications....
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How do I express three items gracefully?

If you have two things, you can say: One thing is A, the other is B. But is there any word group to describe three things that I have? I can only say with my poor English skills: There are three ...
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That you had told me about in that town

I made up a pretty interesting sentence which confuses me. The context is there are two people who met each other in some town and one of them told the other about a chiildren's play area where no ...
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“like doing … and doing …” or “like doing … and do …”?

In the 2 sentences below, which one is correct or both of them are correct? People like reading ghost stories and watch scary films. People like reading ghost stories and watching scary films. If ...
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What preposition should I use after a conjunction with two nouns?

How do I conjoin the two sentences below? He has interest in the law. He has respect for the law. Should it be: He has interest and respect in the law. or, He has interest and respect for the law. ...
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Should prepositions be repeated while joining multiple prepositional phrases?

1.Results indicated positive paths from A to B, B to C, and C to A and B. 2.Results indicated positive paths from A to B, from B to C, and from C to A and B. Which of the above sentences is considered ...
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A famous dictionary that I bought for me and I gave to my son

That is a famous dictionary. I gave my son it that I had bought for me. I want to make these sentences into one. That is a famous dictionary that I bought for myself and I gave to my son. Is ...
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This is not what I thought it was vs This is not what I expected

When A close eyes and B send something, then A must guessing what it is after touching. And when A open eyes, then A says "This is not what I thought it was". When I see some youtube, then this ...
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With that or without that [duplicate]

I think the following sentence is correct both ways with that and without that The smell of cooking told them (that) there was a meal in the offing.
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When or while in the sentence

They found a cat when/as/while they were walking in the forest. I think “when” is better because for me it means they walked before and after finding the cat. Am I right here?
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Can a conjunction intervene between between a noun phrase and a relative clause?

In my native language (Malay), it is possible to use a conjunction followed directly by a relative clause. (At least according to my intuition): Ia satu pemandangan yang luar biasa, tetapi yang ...
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regarding indirect Interrogative questions and WH Conjunction

1- It is clear that what was done as a public health measure to protect people from the COVID-19 threat has snowballed into a major economic crisis for the urban poor general. 2- I didn't not ...
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Are “to reason out” and “for the sake of reasoning” fine as the adverbial conjunctions to start explaining the reason of something?

Suppose you want to explain the reason why an event occurred. I know I can say in myriad of different to say this, but I am specifically curious to know if I can use the infinite adverbial phrases as ...
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use of 'as well as' with a modal verb

I have read many of sources about 'as well as' but honestly speaking even English users seem to be either confused on this or maybe no particular rule is in books. My actual confusion is about VERB ...
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Can the combination “… in which … be exempt from” be correct?

The assembly was called to propose a universal land tax in which the higher classes would no longer be exempt from. A friend of mine wrote the sentence above. He believes it is grammatically ...
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“Bill doesn’t run or swim.”

Bill doesn’t run or swim. Bill doesn’t run and doesn’t swim. What is the difference in meaning between these two sentences?
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On commas and conjunctions + of course

Grammatically speaking, should there be a comma before "of course" when it's preceded by a conjunction? Examples: He ordered a batch of cup noodles and other instant food. And(,) of course, beer....
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Can 'so' be optional in “so that”?

To indicate 'purpose', "so that" is used in adverb clause : We read so that we may learn. We know, in informal situation, sometimes 'that' can be optional in "so that" : We read so we may learn....
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Why is it an adverbial clause?

"We did not make reservations on time, so we will not go to the representation." I think this is a compound sentence consisting of two co-ordinate independent clauses, joined by the co-ordinating ...
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Conjunctions, dependent and independent clauses

I have a question about conjunctions, dependent and independent clauses. The issue came up when a text book suggests that "and it" can replace "which/who". But my understanding is that subordinating ...
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Can we use “but also” without “not only”

let's begin with the example: Women achieved the abolition of bigamy in 1950(for example). This action, in turn, paved the way for other women's rights, but also led to a huge backlash against them....
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Connective preposition or subordinate conjunction?

I know that a Subordinating Conjunction or a subordinator serves as a marker for the Subordinate Clause : Other children are annoyed because John raises his hand constantly. Here 'because John ...
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What is 'but' in “nothing but”?

"It did nothing but make us ridiculous." It means : "It did nothing but It did make us ridiculous." Here, 'but' seems to be a conjunction. But I know, 'but' is a preposition (meaning 'except') in ...
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Using conjunctions trouble

Which paragraph sounds sort of a native one and is grammatically right ??? Note : I put the Sentences needed to be checked between brackets. 1-It is true that we can't go out and we can't travel ...
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Nothing but to be or nothing but be?

I am a bit confused whether bare Infinitive is used after 'but' or not. Which one is correct? We want nothing but to be free. We want nothing but be free.
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Relative pronoun or Subordinating Conjunction?

We know that an adjective clause may begin with a relative pronoun : "This is the song which my mother taught me". Here, which is a relative pronoun. But can we regard which as a Subordinating ...
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What is the difference between two sentences? What is the wrong part of this sentence.From whom, that I can receive the money is very important

I wanna know the difference between two sentences bellow. From whom, that I can receive the money is very important. From whom I can receive the money is very important. And if you make ...
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What's the rule of using “After” as conjunction in different tenses?

I am having confusion in this gramatical part. Which Sentence is correct here? 1/I shall inform you after I have had the news 2/I shall inform you after I have the news What's the gramatical rule ...
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How to use the conjunction “as”?

Are these correct uses of AS: "What do you do AS a job?", "What do you do AS A leisure/sport activity?", "What do you do AS sport activitiES?" meaning: "What job do you do?", "What leisure/sport ...
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Is this sentence on CNN wrong with two relative pronouns:“There has been no American that has needed a ventilator that has not received one.”

I heard the following sentence on TV at a speech by a native speaker. "...There has been no American that has needed a ventilator that has not received one." As you can see, there are two relative ...
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How to properly reduce an adverbial clause?

I know American culture very well living there for ten years. Is this sentence understandable, or even natural? I made it myself to see if the sentence could potentially be the reduced version of the ...
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“ones and others”

The ones who wake up lose their memories of the tale, while the ones who don’t remain in a coma for the rest of their lives. As I take a cursory glance at this sentence, I can notice that something ...
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How to determine whether “and” connects words or parts of sentences?

The sight of the little Breton peasant who did her humble housework aroused in her despairing regrets and ________ dreams.(distract) Distracted or Distracting? Which one should I choose? I think ...
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Difference in placement of “though”

I'm confused by question 3 of the quiz in this lesson. https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/upper-intermediate/unit-30/session-1 Which of these is not correct? Though it ...
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Use of the word “and” or “or” in a list of objects

Major nonconformity: a significant nonconformity of one or more pharmacovigilance processes that could potentially adversely affect the rights, safety and well-being of patients. Would it be logical ...
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Is “and” or “or” better in this sentence?

When I was writing a manual, I wrote a sentence like example no.1 below. Is it natural to use an "or" like the bolded ones in the sentence? Or it is better to use "and" like example no.2? 1 You ...
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which conjunction should be used in a negative clause: “and” or “or”?

To say that I don't have something and something else, should I say: "I don't have a white shirt AND black trousers."or "I don't have a white shirt OR black trousers."
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How to use determiners after the coordinating conjunction AND?

I need to say: "Chinatown and Little Italy are the most colourful and liveliest neighbourhoods in New York City". I wonder if I must add the determiner THE before "liveliest".
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Is “then” natural here to connect the sentences?

I didn't hear anything for a few months, so I assumed she wasn't interested. Then last week she called me to my surprise and asked if I would go out on another date with her. Is then completely ...
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Is 'to' a preposition or conjunction in the sentence?

I was preoccupied with getting cute girls to like me. What is the role of 'to' in this sentence?
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Using And But together in a sentence

I have referred this question but I am not clear still. Is this sentence grammatically correct, Can we use And But together for example The mausoleum will not only be the first remarkable example ...
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Usage of “until” and “unless”

Is the use of "until" correct in the below context: Until you do that one role that people recognise you for, you don't become an actor. And would this be correct: Unless you do that one role ...
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usage of conjunction but

Consider the following short reading : Whoever has to deal with young children soon learns that too much sympathy is a mistake. Too little sympathy is, of course, a worse mistake, but in this, ...
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usage of subordinate conjunction which

Consider the following short reading : He now plainly saw that he was no better than a murderer; the extreme anguish of which discovery making life insupportable, he fell upon his sword. To ...
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Use of as in two different way

I am trying to cook the cake as you. I am trying to cook the cake as yours . Are both “as” same? I thought both are same but what those modie is different. In the first sentence “as”is used ...
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Give an example of many conjunctions

I want to collect sentences with lots of conjunctions. For instance, consider the following : I should like to see children taught that they should not say they like them which they do not like, ...
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Missing of conjuction

Consider the following sentence : He has been an insignificant member of the school, one of those boys who excel neither at games nor at lessons, of whom nothing is expected, and rarely, if ...
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analysis of conjunction : A newspaper is only kind of reading that is almost universal

A newspaper is the only kind of reading that is almost universal How do we understand this sentance in terms of grammar ? This has a meaning : A newspaper is the only kind of reading for almost ...

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