1) Conjunctions are words that link other words, phrases, clauses, or sentences together.
Susan is an amazing wife and a wonderful mom.
2) Pseudo conjunctions are other parts of speech that act like conjunctions:
a) adverbial conjunctions (also called conjunctive adverbs) are used to indicate a relationship between sentences and independent clauses by comparing or contrasting ideas (e.g. consequently, finally, however, otherwise, then etc.). We usually use commas to separate an adverbial conjunction from the rest of the sentence.
John’s mom wanted him to go to college. Instead, he took a gap year and travelled around the world.
b) nominal conjunctions introduce or conclude ideas (e.g. the moment, the instant etc.). Nominal conjunctions function as nouns in a sentence.
I was petrified the moment I heard the news.
c) verbal conjunctions are used to introduce additional information in a sentence (e.g. assuming (that), given (that) etc.). Verbal conjunctions are derived from verbs.
Shall we go out tonight assuming that you are free?
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