What are compound conjunctions? What is the difference between compound conjunctions and correlative conjunctions?
1) Conjunctions are words that link other words, phrases, clauses, or sentences together.
Susan is an amazing wife and a wonderful mom.
2) There are many types of conjunctions. Among them there are compound conjunctions. They are phrases which are used as conjunctions. A compound conjunction has two or three words that go together – so that, as long as, even though etc.
You can buy whatever you want as long as you use your own money.
Even though compound conjunctions have two or three words that go together, they are different from correlative conjunctions which are conjunctions used only in pairs. Compare the sentences:
Beth likes painting as well as drawing.
Beth thinks that you can be good either at painting or at drawing.
There are several commonly used compound conjunctions:
You can buy clothes as well as shoes there. (You can buy clothes and shoes there.)
As soon as it started raining, they opened the windows in the apartment. (It started raining and they immediately opened the windows.)
The kid sang so loudly as if/as though there was no one in the room. (The kids sang so loudly like there was no one in the room.)
Even if/Even though I don’t like plain honey, I’ll eat sweets with honey in them. (I don’t like plain honey but nevertheless I’ll eat sweets with honey in them.)
John will pass the test provided that he studies every day. (If John studies every day, he’ll pass the test.)
I’ll turn off my phone so that no one disturbs us.
Please turn off your phones in order that we are not disturbed by anyone. (in order that is more formal than so that)
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