How we change what others think, feel, believe and do
Types of conjunction
Conjunctions are joining words or phrases that connect together phrases to form longer sentences.
I want you to go to the bar and buy me a drink.
Compound conjunctions come as phrases, where several words together act as a join. They typically end in 'as' or 'that'.
I will come with you as long as you promise to buy me a drink.
A Subordinating conjunction joins a subordinate clause to the main clause. A subordinate clause has dependency on the main clause, and cannot stand alone.
I will buy you a drink, although you do not deserve it.
Correlative conjunctions surround a word or phrase and show how the two phrases are correlated (often causally).
I am so very rich that I will buy you a drink.
Sometimes other parts of speech can be act as conjunctions.
I'll call you directly I get home. (adverbial conjunction)
I'll call you the instant I get home. (nominal conjunction)
I'll call you, seeing as you are here. (verbal conjunction)