September 26, 2017 is the work of M. J. Maddox, PhD. The content is for parents, teachers, and mature students.

Dr. Maddox writes about School Reform at the online magazine Bellaonline.



The conjunction is a joining word. Conjunctions join words and groups of words.

There are two classes of conjunction: co-ordinate and subordinate.

Examples of co-ordinate or coordinating conjunctions: and, but

NOTE: One type of coordinating conjunction comes in pairs: either/or, neither/nor.

Examples of subordinate or subordinating conjunctions: that, as, after, before, since, when, where, unless

Don’t worry about knowing all the conjunctions at this stage. Get the coordinating conjunctions straight first.

One reason that so many people cringe at the word GRAMMAR is that their teachers tried to teach them too much at one time. 

Don’t panic. There isn’t really that much to learn. We get out of school with the false impression that grammar is endless and incomprehensible because it is not taught in reasonable chunks.