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

Recommended Resources

Why is Grammar Important? NCTE Position Statement (National Council of Teachers of English. 7/1/2002.

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