Linking Words & Conjunctions PDF Notes, Documents and Exercises with Answers


As is known, we often make long sentences when communicating with people using the English language. It may make sense to use some binding words or phrases so that these long sentences can form a meaningful whole and are more easily understood by the other person. There are many conjunctions with different tasks in the English language.

These conjunctions make sentences more aesthetic and easier to understand. Instead of telling your problems or thoughts in pieces, in small sentences, you can express yourself more fluently using certain conjunctions. Therefore, you can improve your language usage skills in a short time by using such connectors. If you want to learn more, you can review the rest of the article.

As is known, conjunctions are divided into three. It is possible to list these categories as follows:

  1. Subordinating conjunctions
  2. Coordinating conjunction
  3. Correlative conjunction
  4. Conjunctive adverbs

We will review each category above, one by one.

Subordinating conjunctions

Such conjunctions are frequently used in noun phrases. These are the most suitable conjunction structures for linking dependent clauses structures to independent clause structures. Most of the connectors used in daily life are evaluated in the category of Subordinating conjunctions.

It is possible to say that these types of conjunctions basically have three different functions:

  • These conjunctions connect two different sentences, as mentioned above.
  • In addition, these ties increase the emphasis of an independent clause in the sentence and thus intensify the narrative.
  • Such conjunctions give detailed information for the dependent clause. Location, time or condition information is provided by the independent clause for the dependent clause.

Here some examples:

  1. As soon as Marry arrives in the room, I will start telling her what we are experiencing today.
  2. When you said you’d be here, I was arguing with Ashley about this.
  3. Whenever we talk about it, you are right. That’s why I’m bored.
  4. I will be waiting for you outside when you take this exam.

Coordinating conjunction

When you need to link a large number of nouns, verbs or adjectives that have close meanings in a sentence to form a meaningful whole, you need to use Coordinating conjunction. These types of conjunctions can be used to create positive or negative meanings. Comma usage rules may change in such connectors. For example, it is necessary to use a comma after each word and before the ‘’and’’ conjunction.

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