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    Red face How to differentiate a preposition and a conjunction

    Hi guys.
    I need help with "Prepositions" and "Conjunctions". I've been thining about this, I think Prepositions and Conjunctions are similar. Prepositions connects words just like a Conjunction and Conjunctions relates words just like a Preposition. I think we can categorize Conjunctions as Prepositions or vice versa, unlike Adjectives and Adverbs which are designed to modify different parts of speech. So, how does it differ from one another?
    Any response would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: How to differentiate a preposition and a conjunction

    Quote Originally Posted by 070281achilles View Post
    Hi guys.
    I need help with "Prepositions" and "Conjunctions". I've been thining about this, I think Prepositions and Conjunctions are similar. Prepositions connects words just like a Conjunction and Conjunctions relates words just like a Preposition. I think we can categorize Conjunctions as Prepositions or vice versa, unlike Adjectives and Adverbs which are designed to modify different parts of speech. So, how does it differ from one another?
    Any response would be greatly appreciated.
    A preposition joins a noun to a sentence. A conjunction has a variety of functions but one is to join an entire clause to a sentence. They are not as similar as you seem to believe.

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    Re: How to differentiate a preposition and a conjunction

    Quote Originally Posted by 070281achilles View Post
    Hi guys.
    I need help with "Prepositions" and "Conjunctions". I've been thining about this, I think Prepositions and Conjunctions are similar. Prepositions connects words just like a Conjunction and Conjunctions relates words just like a Preposition. I think we can categorize Conjunctions as Prepositions or vice versa, unlike Adjectives and Adverbs which are designed to modify different parts of speech. So, how does it differ from one another?
    Any response would be greatly appreciated.
    Try Googling "prepositon" and "conjunction" and see what you can learn.

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    Re: How to differentiate a preposition and a conjunction

    Post here specific sentences in which you are not sure whether a word is functioning as a preposition or a conjunction.
    Last edited by 5jj; 10-Dec-2013 at 15:23.

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    Re: How to differentiate a preposition and a conjunction

    I'm not sure I understand the question. What's the difference between a potato and a bicycle pump?

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