Conjunction | Types with example sentences

Definition of conjunction:

A conjunction is used for joining the clauses, phrases, and words together for making sentences. Simply we can say that conjunction makes a link among the words or the other part of sentences.


  • Ali and Umber are playing cricket.
  • I play cricket and Ali plays football.
  • Ali plays well, but Umber plays better than him.

In the above sentences, all the underlined words are conjunction.

Types of conjunction:

  • Coordinating conjunction.
  • Correlative conjunction.
  • Subordinating conjunction.

Coordinating conjunction:

The coordinate conjunction is the type of conjunction that joins the words phrases or clauses. There are main seven coordinate conjunctions that are given below.

So, but, for, or, yet, and, nor,


  • Do you want chocolate or candy?
  • We went to the ground and enjoying the football match.

In the above sentences, the underlined words are coordinate conjunction.

Correlative conjunction:

The correlative conjunction is the type of conjunction. It uses the set of words in a parallel structure sentence to show the comparison between the equal parts of a sentence.

 Basic correlative conjunctions:

But also, not only, and not, not – but, neither – nor, weather- or,


  • Neither Ali nor Asad can play cricket.
  • I want both candy and ice-cream.
  • She ate not only the candy but also the ice-cream.

In the above sentences, all the underlined words are correlative conjunction.

Subordinate conjunction:

The subordinate conjunction is the type of conjunction. It joins the words or elements of an unparallel structure sentence.

Basic subordinate conjunctions:

When, then, how, after, where, that, if, which, unless, as much, as, while, because, before, since, though, in order that, who\whom,


  • I don’t know whether she will come.
  • He likes chocolate but he doesn’t like candy.
  • She met them when we were in Pakistan.

In the above sentences, all the underlined words are subordinate conjunctions.

Example conjunction sentences:

  • Ali works every day, even on Sunday.
  • Now go home, and cook a meal.
  • He runs faster than
  • He is very funny whereas she is boring.
  • We can meet you wherever you want.
  • I take cream and milk in my coffee.
  • Since I see you, I am better.
  • She speaks three languages besides
  • She is sick, so she is not going to school.
  • He is sick, yet he is not working.
  • He likes football, but I like hockey.
  • Stay here or go away.

In the above sentences, all the underlined words are conjunctions.