Conjunction (definition)

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Conjunctions link two related words or phrases together into a single phrase, adding to the meaning by relating two actions, words or phrases, or contrasting two actions, words or phrases. For example, in the sentence The girl went to karaoke and watched, but she would not sing, and and but are conjunctions. English conjunctions include and, or, "but." In Gaelic the conjunctions include:

  • 'ach, "but"
  • agus or 's or 'is, "and"
  • "no" (pronounced [njo], "or"

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External Links


  • Crystal, David. (1997) A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. Oxford, UK: Blackwell.