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Grammar and Vocabulary
Conjunctions and Interjections
A conjunction connects phrases, words, or clauses and is often used as a transition. There are two kinds of conjunctions: Coordinating and Subordinating.
And, but, or, for
“Gallaudet teachers communicate in American Sign Language and English.”
either… or; neither… nor; both… and; not only… but also
“Most students use either ASL or English.”
Hence, therefore, moreover, however, besides, consequently
“I like to read; however, I hate to write.”
These introduce subordinate clauses and connect them with the main clause.
Who, which, that
“People who live in glass houses don’t like children to play catch in front of their houses.”
Although, because, since, through, if, as if
“Although I work hard, I’m still broke.”
An interjection, such as “Ah ha!,” is an exclamatory word (or words) that shows feeling and has no grammatical function in the construction of a sentence.
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