Unit 9.1

Conjunctions

Conjunctions - 3 minutes

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Introduction

Conjunctions are words that function as a link between different clauses or elements in sentences. {See Conjunctions, A1 level}

We use conjuctions for: alternatives, comparisons, conditions, concessions, reasons and time.

Form

Some other conjunctions are: after, although, as soon as, by the time, even though, if, in order to, since, than, though, unless, until, whether, while

{See Conjunctions: And, But, Because, When, A1 level}

Example

  1. You will eat those vegetables whether you like it or not!
  2. My fish soup is better than yours.
  3. If you see him, tell him to empty the dishwasher.
    You won’t get better unless you drink some vegetable soup.
  4. Although/Even though he was ill, he still went fishing.
    He turned on the dishwasher even though it was not full.
    It tastes good, though it is still a bit burnt. 
  5. You have to be over 18 years old in order to buy a boat.
  6. He said he couldn’t come since he had to prepare breakfast for his kids.
  7. I will clear the table after/ as soon as/ by the time I finish my dinner.
    Send me a message as soon as you get off the plane.
    By the time you get home, I will have finished cooking the lamb chops.
    Don’t turn off the heat until the eggs are fully cooked.
    You can take a seat while I’m cutting the pineapple.

Use

We use some conjunctions for: alternatives, comparisons, conditions, concessions, reasons and time. The most commonly used are:

  1. Alternatives: whether introduces two options;
  2. Comparison: than introduces the second element in a comparison;
  3. Condition
    • If introduces situations or conditions;
    • Unless means if…not or except if;
  4. Concession: although/even though/though all three mean in spite of something;
  5. Purpose: in order to means for the purpose of;
  6. Reason: since means for the reason that;
  7. Time
    • After means at a later time;
    • As soon as means right after something happens;
    • By the time means something happens at the time that something else has already happened;
    • Until means up to a certain time;
    • While means at the same time that something else is happening.

Summary

Conjunctions are words that function as a link between two clauses in sentences, showing how the meaning of the clauses are related to each other.

Conjunctions can be used for different purposes: comparison, conditions, concession, time and reason.

Some other conjunctions are: after, although, as soon as, by the time, even though, if, in order to, since, than, though, unless, until, whether, while

For example:
“I couldn’t eat the stew since it was too salty.” = The reason why I didn’t eat the stew is that it was too salty.
“Turn on the dishwasher after cleaning the table.” = You should clean the table first and then start the dishwasher.

Let’s revise this content within the {Form} section. Take a look at the {Example} section that shows its use within a context.

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