32 Answered Questions for the topic conjunctions
Appointed as or just "appointed"?
Is it more correct to say>a) John was appointed as manager of ACME.or>b) John was appointed manager of ACME.Or are they interchangeable?
Is using "I don't know that" instead of "I don't know if" grammatically correct?
When asked whether he recognized equal rights of atheists, George H. W. Bush said<sup>1</sup>:> No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor> should they... more
Conjunction Puzzle: Is this clause dependent or independent?
Third grade teacher here. I plan to teach students to distinguish between simple, compound and complex sentences — but only if I can demonstrate a clear and meaningful difference between the latter... more
How can “for” be classed as a coördinating conjunction in the following instances?
How can *for* be classed as a coördinating conjunction in the following instances? - I cannot give you any money, for I have none. - He deserved to succeed, for he worked hard. - Blessed are the... more
Comma after To at the beginning of a sentence?
I am just writing my master thesis and I am unsure whether to place a comma in sentences starting with "To". Here are some examples: - To be able to improve the performance[,] it is important to... more
Is it grammatical to introduce a result clause using “then”?
Is it grammatical to introduce a result clause by using *then* as in these examples: * Don’t be lazy – *then* you will fail. * Don’t kill him – *then* you will regret it. If so, then is the *then*... more
Do subordinating conjunctions subordinate clauses with verbs only?
> 1. **While** in Rome, John took a lot of pictures. > > 2. **While** he was in Rome, John took a lot of pictures. > > 3. **Although** on vacation, John calls the office often. >... more
Subordinating conjunctions "who" & "when" as subject clause?
I understand *who* and *when* can be used to introduce adjective clause for sure like the following sentences. >The time when is good for us to meet has not been decided. >The person who is... more
Is "as (adjective) as (adjective)" acceptable usage?
For idiosyncratic reasons of euphony and metre, I want to write (something like) "She wore round her neck many gems, as beautiful as rare." I feel in my bones that this formulation, "... as... more
How to use から and だから as conjunctions?
Recently I was studying the use of から and だから as conjunctions. Could anyone explain why one is used in these examples while the other is not? Are there rules as to whether から and だから can follow a... more
What does のですが mean in the following sentence?
Within the study of English/Language Arts, what is the difference between "Compare" versus "Contrast"?
Multiple 'as' (subordinate conjunction) in the same sentence?
> Performance is poor as losses have increased and are projected to remain negative going forward as the company works through problem assets and realizes related expense. Is this sentence... more
Grammatical term for inflectable conjunctions as used in the Arabic language(s)?
Conjunctions in the Arabic language can be inflected be adding an affix that indicates the pronoun.E.g. the conjunction 'because' is لِأَن (li'ann), and 'because you' yields لِأَنك... more
What are the differences between 〜ので and 〜から?
When I was studying this, my 先生 kind of brushed over the point, and then years later, I realize that they are different, but I don't know exactly how. The only thing I understand is that ので is... more
What is the conceptual distinction between coordinating conjunctions and subordinating conjunctions?
While it is easy enough to identify coordinating and subordinating conjunctions by memorizing lists of them, the actual distinction seems arbitrary. Coordinating conjunctions are said to join... more
On the expression "no [noun 1] or any [noun 2]"?
I have often seen the following expressions: [ex.] 1. I have **no** allergies or **any** medical issues. 2. John serves a chicken with **no** sauce or **any** kind of seasoning. I suspect... more
Is using "and/or" recommended for formal writing, or is it frowned upon?
Is using "and/or" allowed in formal writing? If not, is there general way to represent the OR binary operator with as little space as possible in written English?
Why is there no comma before "and" before this independent clause?
> This was at a moment when the magistrate, overcome with tiredness, had > gone down into the garden of his house **and**, dark, bent beneath > some implacable thought, like Tarquin... more
What are the various ways to express 'or' and when are they appropriate?
I'd like to get an idea of when it is appropriate to use different expressions for expressing disjunction (of the inclusive AND exclusive variety). 「AとBとCの中で...」、「どちら」、and 「か] come to mind, but I... more
Additional meanings of 'se'?
The sentence "*Scusa se non mi sono fatta più sentire*" means, as I understand it: "*Sorry if I didn't get in touch with you anymore*". Or is there a better translation? Anyway, what seems strange... more
Where to insert comma(s)?
Compare these: > 1. She tried, and, as expected, failed. 2. She tried, and as expected, failed. 3. She tried and, as expected, failed. 4. She tried and as expected, failed. 5. She tried and (as... more
Using a comma before “and we already have a toaster.”?
Which of the following is correct? 1. No gifts please, we don't need any orchids and we already have a toaster. 2. No gifts please, we don't need any orchids , and we already have a toaster.
Clauses, and comma before “nor”?
Does this sentence have two independent clauses? > I do not like biology nor do I like chemistry. To me the last clause seems dependent, but I find sources that tell me to place a comma before... more