Simple Conjunctions

Simple Conjunctions

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Simple Conjunctions

And (to show addition) Ronnie and Maureen
But (to show contrast) I can, but I won’t.
Or (to indicate a choice) This one or that one?

These types of conjuctions can be used to combine various parts of a sentence.

Nouns

Salt and pepper

Tim, Nick, and Barry

Verbs

Come and eat!

Eat, drink, and get married

Adjectives

Black and blue

Tall, dark, and handsome

Full sentences

She drinks coffee and tea.

He drinks (either) coffee or tea.

Kay and Jay drink coffee.

Kay drinks coffee, and Jay drinks tea.

Kay drinks coffee, but Jay drinks tea.

See also: Grammar: Conjunctions and Linking Words