The term discourse marker is mostly used for conjunctions joining sentences. This definition may overlap with that of other parts conjunction list with meaning pdf speech, so what constitutes a “conjunction” must be defined for each language.
In general, a conjunction is an invariable grammatical particle and it may or may not stand between the items in a conjunction. The definition may also be extended to idiomatic phrases that behave as a unit with the same function, e. A simple literary example of a conjunction: “the truth of nature, and the power of giving interest”. Conjunctions may be placed at the beginning of sentences: “But some superstition about the practice persists”.
In English, the mnemonic acronym FANBOYS can be used to remember the coordinators for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so. Types of coordinating conjunctions include cumulative conjunctions, adversative conjunctions, alternative conjunctions, and illative conjunctions.
They do not gamble or smoke, for they are ascetics. They gamble, and they smoke. They do not gamble, nor do they smoke.