Conjunctions

A conjunction is a linking word such as and, or, but. Conjunctions are used to connect words or sentences.

Examples

  • 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.