Words that connect two main clauses together or add extra information to a particular phrase. Here is an example of conjunctions being used to add additional information to phrases:
- She's brave but sensible.
- Crime and immigration are the two biggest political issues in my country.
Here is an example of coordinating conjunctions connecting two main clauses:
|There is high unemployment in my country
||this causes many problems.
|We should go to the library
||search for the materials we need on the internet.
|The internet has made communication faster
||there are many negative aspects to it as well.
The main coordinating conjunctions are 'and', 'but' and 'or'.