Conjunctions Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers on Conjunctions

Question 1 : What is the primary function of the conjunctions?

Answer : The conjunctions join words, phrases, and clauses.

Question 2 :  Which conjunctions connect pieces of equal importance?

Answer : The coordinate conjunctions connect pieces of equal importance.

Question 3 :  Which type of coordinate conjunction has an additive function?

Answer : The conjunctive conjunction has an additive function.

Question 4 :  What meaning do the disjunctive conjunctions imply?

Answer : The disjunctive conjunctions imply a separation between the elements connected.

Question 5 :  Why do we label a subordinate conjunction “subordinate”?

Answer : The subordinate conjunction takes its label from its duties. It joins a subordinate clause, the clause of lesser importance, to a main clause, the clause of greater importance. It is subordinate to the main clause.

Question 6 :  Name the six relationships that subordinate conjunctions can create between clauses.

Answer : These six relationships are: place, time, manner, reason, possibility or conditionality , comparison.

Question 7 :  What do adverbs have to do with conjunction?

Answer : Certain words , called conjunctive adverbs, carry the functions of both conjunctions and adverbs.

Question 8 :  Could a conjunction connect an adverb to an adjective?

Answer : No, conjunctions only connect words of the same type. For instance, they connect adjectives to adjectives and adverbs to adverbs.

Question 9 :  Must you use commas in a series of three or more items connected by the same conjunction?

Answer : No, the comma is not essential. Some people leave the conjunctions to place emphasis on each item.

Question 10 :  Is like a conjunction?

Answer : No, like is not a conjunction. It is a preposition.