Conjunctions and Interjections

Conjunctions and Interjections

There are eight ‘Parts of Speech’. We’ve had a quick look at nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs,pronouns and prepositions. Finally we come to conjunctions and interjections. Neither of them are particularly difficult to understand, but they play important roles when you are trying to learn how to write good English.

CONJUNCTIONS are joining words, meaning literally ‘joining together’. Typically they will join two or more ideas, things, actions, and so on. Examples are “and, but, or”. As with all parts of speech, conjunctions are a part of the English language which can become extremely complicated – if you let them.

Our aim is always to promote clear writing. To make that possible you do need to understand the basic rules of grammar, but you do not need to become a Professor.

INTERJECTIONS convey feeling or emotion. They are quite easily recognisable as they are often followed by an exclamation mark, such as “Ouch!”, “Hello!”, “Hey!”

You should now have a basic understanding of English grammar. Maybe one day I’ll go into greater depth for those who are interested, but for now it’s enough to grasp the principles and, most importantly, put them into practice.

Next will follow some brief posts about punctuation. As with parts of speech, punctuation marks are essential building blocks of good written English. But they are simply tools, things you use to write good English.

Keep your tools sharp and they will serve you well!

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