Conjunctions: Connecting Words
Ideas are connected in a great variety of ways. Conjunctions are connecting words that join ideas (words, clauses, sentences, and paragraphs) together. the way the ideas are connected depends on the meaning of the conjunction. Some conjunctions add ideas together (
and), some contrast ideas (
but), and some show a logical relationship between ideas (
Words that connect ideas in various relationships.
The conjunction is highlighted in the following sentences:
Then Jim threw John the ball.
The ball went over his head and broke Mrs. Smith's stained glass window.
Therefore, everyone playing baseball ran away.
John left his glove and his bat.
Hint: Conjunctions are extremely important to understand larger units of thought and will be discussed in depth when we talk about how propositions are related.
Click on the conjunction in the following sentences.
Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. - Matt. 19:11
Do not forget what your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart. - Deut. 4:9
At morning's light they carry it out because it is in their power to do it. - Mic. 2:1
Therefore they will be like the morning mist, like the early dew that disappears. - Hosea 13:3
You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering. - 1 Thes. 1:6
I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. - 2 Tim. 1:4
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