Conjunctions and Linking Words
Coordinators connect elements of equal importance.
|S + V , but
S + V
|(and, but, so, or, nor, for*, yet)|
S + V and V
S and S + V
N and N
Adj. and Adj.
Phrase and Phrase
Can be used in a series: A, B, C, or D
Subordinators connect elements of unequal importance. One clause is not as strong as the other.
S + V although S + V
|(although, even though, because, since*, when, while, before*, after*, whenever, wherever*, if, unless, whether…|