Conjunctions

Conjunctions

Coordinating Conjunctions

  • They are words that help link dependent sentences together into one complete sentence.
ConjunctionMeaning
CarFor; Because
DoncSo
EnsuiteNext
EtAnd
MaisBut
NiNor
OuOr
Ou bienOr else
PuisThen

Subordinating Conjunctions

  • They are words that help link additional information and ideas to the main clause.
ConjunctionMeaning
CommeAs; Like
LorsqueWhen
PourquoiWhy
PuisqueSince
QuandWhen
QueThat
SiIf

Correlative Conjunctions

  • They are pairs of words that help link two different information that have equal value and emphasise the connection.
ConjunctionMeaning
Et…etBoth…and
Ni…niNeither…nor
Ou…ouEither…or
Ou bien…ou bienEither…or
Soit…soitEither…or
Plus…plusThe more…the more
Moins…moinsThe less…the less…
Parfois…parfoisSometimes…sometimes

Conjunctive Adverbs

  • They are words or phrases that help link and transition to and from paragraphs, clauses and ideas.
ConjunctionMeaning
Tout d’abord; D’abordFirstly; First of all
Pour finir ; Enfin; Pour conclureFinally; Lastly; In conclusion
Ensuite; Puis; Et puis; AprèsNext; Then
Par contre; Toutefois; Néanmoins; Cependant; PourtantHowever
D’ailleursConsequently
Par ailleurs; En plus; En outre; De plusIn addition; Additionally