Conjunctions and Linking Words
Coordinators connect elements of equal importance.
S + V and V
S and S + V
N and N
Adj. and Adj.
Phrase and Phrase
Can be used in a series: A, B, C, or D
Subordinators connect elements of unequal importance. One clause is not as strong as the other.
Sentence Connectors connect paragraphs or show relationship between very different ideas.
Prepositions show relationship among elements of a sentence. They are followed by noun phrases only and cannot take on a S + V.
* These words have more than one function.
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