Conjunctions

Conjunctions are the small words that link parts of sentences (clauses).

Using conjunctions helps build longer sentences, making one’s writing look more intelligent. Using a variety of conjunctions is an important part of making any writing interesting, not only IELTS examinations.

A note on different conjunctions

Conjunctions can be technically divided into two groups: coordinating and subordinating.

Coordinating conjunctions link two independent clauses (clauses that could be a sentence). Subordinating conjunctions link a dependent clause (a clause that cannot be a sentence) to the sentence.

Common conjunctions

The most commonly used conjunctions are:

and
but
because
so
or
yet
for

Other conjunctions

(*Note: some conjunctions are flexible; the headings are common uses)

time

after
before
while
as
as long as
until
since
when
whenever
once
now that

conditions

unless
if
even if
even though
if only

but

although
though
whereas
rather than

consequence

so that

place

where
wherever

because

as

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