A conjunction is a linking word such as and, or, but. Conjunctions are used to connect words or sentences.
- The animal is large but timid.
- Is this a sheep or a goat?
- It’s cold, wet and windy today.
- a cat and its kittens
- a builder and his tools
- a doctor and a nurse
- slow but steady
- sweet or sour?
- a male or a female?
- A horse, a zebra or a donkey?
- Paul has a dog, a parrot and a cat.
Conjunctions of Time
The words before, after, as, when, while, until, since, are also conjunctions. They tell when something happens, so they are called conjunctions of time.
- Maggie could play the piano before she was five.
- I always brush my teeth after I've had my breakfast.
- After he began exercising regularly, Jerry became healthier.
- You have grown taller since I saw you last.
- Look both ways before you cross the street.
- Joe listened to music while he was doing his homework.
- Miss Lee was smiling as she walked into the class.
- Wait here until I come back.
- Don’t leave until you’ve finished your work.
- Tran saw an accident while he was walking home.
- Take all your belongings with you when you leave the plane.
- Joe first met his wife when he was studying in London.
- Tom and Joe have been friends since childhood.