conjunction

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Noun[change]

Singular
conjunction

Plural
conjunctions

  1. (grammar) A conjunction is a word that joins two other words that are the same kind as each other (two nouns, two verbs, two adjectives, etc.) or that joins two groups of words.
    The word "or" is a conjunction because it joins two other words: Tell me if you see a red or blue car.
    The word "that" is sometimes a conjunction, as in "I think that you are right."

Three common conjunctions:

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Grammar (edit)
parts of speech noun - verb - adjective - adverb - determinative/determiner - pronoun - conjunction - preposition - interjection
grammatical functions head - subject - predicate - object - complement - modifier - adjunct - determiner/specifier
clauses independent clause - dependent clause - subordinate clause - relative clause