A conjunction is a type of word and a part of speech which joins two phrases or clauses together. Common examples in English grammar are: and, but and or. Conjunctions can help the words in a sentence flow together very well.
There are three different types of conjunctions: the coordinating conjunction, the subordinating conjunction, and the correlative conjunction.[source?]
Coordinating conjunctions[change | edit source]
People use coordinating conjunctions to combine two independent clauses or two simple sentences. In English, you can use the following words as coordinating conjunctions: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so. To remember this list of words more easily, try the mnemonic "FANBOYS" which is created by the first letter of each word in the list.