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## Conjunction

Is there a difference between a conjunction and a coordinating conjunction? If so, could you please give me an example of a conjunction that isn't a coordinating one?

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## Re: Conjunction

"When" is a subordinating conjunction for example. It isn't a coordinating conjunction. (Found in Wikipedia, I didn't even know the terms before.)

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## Re: Conjunction

Originally Posted by Jasmin165
Is there a difference between a conjunction and a coordinating conjunction? If so, could you please give me an example of a conjunction that isn't a coordinating one?

Thanks!

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Jasmin,

(1) You probably already know this mnemonic for the seven

coordinating conjunctions, but just in case you do not:

FANBOYS

For
And
Nor
But
Or
Yet
So

As you know, coordinating conjunctions connect equal

elements, such as two independent sentences. ("I love

ice cream, but it is much too fattening.")

(2) As Birdeen's Call reminded you, all other conjunctions are

usually called subordinate conjunctions, which introduce a

subordinate/dependent clause:

Tom only eats ice cream when it is a special occasion.

(The subordinate clause "depends" on the main clause to make

sense.)

Other subordinating conjunctions:

If/ unless/before/where/until/while/because/so that, etc.

NOTE:

(a) Some conjunctions are also prepositions:

I will give you the newspaper after I read it. (conjunction)

You will get the newspaper after me. (preposition)

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