34 Answered Questions for the topic conjunctions

08/03/19

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?

07/31/19

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

06/23/19

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

06/23/19

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

06/21/19

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

06/20/19

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

06/20/19

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

06/15/19

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

06/12/19

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

06/02/19

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

05/23/19

What does のですが mean in the following sentence?

焼き鳥屋さんで集まったのですが、とても楽しい、かつ有意義な時間を過ごしました。

05/16/19

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

04/27/19

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

04/26/19

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

03/29/19

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

03/28/19

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

03/22/19

So long as vs. "as long as"?

Which phrase is more formal — "so long as" or "as long as"?Example:> - So long as Google Voice allows free long distance in North America, I will use it.- As long as Google Voice allows free... more

03/22/19

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?

03/21/19

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 that such... more

03/19/19

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

03/19/19

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

03/18/19

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

03/17/19

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

03/17/19

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.
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