- words that connect words, phrases, or clauses.
- IOWs, words that show relationships between ideas, across words, phrases, clauses, and sentences.
- a part of speech
Writers, speakers, knowledge workers . . . use conjunctions to aid coherence–especially to join co-equal ideas via coordinating conjunctions and to show relationships across ideas via subordinating conjunctions.
There are two types conjunctions:
Conjunctions play two especially important roles when it comes to helping readers infer relationshipos within and across sentences :