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    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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    Default 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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    Default Re: Conjunction

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    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!

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    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)


    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

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