Conjunctions are words that connect other words, phrases, and clauses together. There are three main types of conjunctions:
Coordinating conjunctions are the conjunctions we learned in elementary school using the acronym FANBOYS: for, and, not, but, or, yet, so.
Coordinating conjunctions are usually used to link words, phrases, or clauses of equal weight.
When you are connecting two main clauses with a coordinating conjunction, put a comma before the coordinating conjunction.
If you are connecting three or more items in a series, put a comma before the coordinating conjunction. If you are connecting two items, do not put a comma.
You are allowed to begin a sentence with a coordinating conjunction.
Correlative conjunctions are pairs of conjunctions that show correlations or relationships between different parts of the sentence. The following are the pairs of correlative conjunctions:
Subordinating conjunctions introduce a subordinate clause. A subordinate clause contains a subject and a verb, but cannot stand on its own as a complete sentence. The following are some of the subordinating conjunctions:
as far as
as soon as
Conjunctive adverbs are adverbs that act as coordinating conjunctions. They are used to join two independent clauses and are preceded by a semicolon and followed by a comma. The following are examples of conjunctive adverbs: