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conjunction

con·junc·tion

conjunction

 
pronunciation:
kn juhngk shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a word that connects words, sentences, or parts of sentences. In the sentence "I watched TV before I went to bed," the word "before" is a conjunction that connects "I watched TV" with "I went to bed."
"And," "but," "so" and "because" are some words that we often use as conjunctions.
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similar words:
connector
derivations: conjunctional (adj.), conjunctionally (adv.)
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The word conjunction contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."
junct Latin root that means join