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 History of this Word

"conjunction" is from "conjungere" ("com", together + "jungere", join), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.


These are conjunctions.

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Jack and Jill went up the hill.

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We can go or stay.

Words related to this meaning

grammar is noun

"conjunction" is a type of part of speech


conjunction illustration Word that joins other words and shows the relationship. Created by people while speaking. Can show different relations.

Examples of how the word is used

conjunction illustration "Since" may be a modifier, preposition or a conjunction.
conjunction illustration The conjunctions in the following examples are printed in bold type.