Conjunctions, a part of speech, refer to
- words that connect words, phrases, or clauses.
- Words that show relationships between ideas, across words, phrases, clauses, and sentences.
Key Concepts: Coordination & Subordination; Organizational Schema; Sentences; Writer-Based vs. Reader-Based Prose
Why Do Conjunctions Matter?
Writers, speakers, knowledge workers . . . use conjunctions to aid coherence—especially
- to join co-equal ideas via coordinating conjunctions
- to show relationships across ideas via subordinating conjunctions.
Why is Grammar Important? NCTE Position Statement (National Council of Teachers of English. 7/1/2002.