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These words may function as Coordinating Conjunctions,  Correlative Conjunctions, Conjunctive Adverbs, or Subordinating Conjunctions. (Words separated by a dash [/] are used together.)

Addition:  and not only . . . but also both - and additionally -  also -  besides-  equally important -  furthermore -
in addition - likewise - moreover - too

Alternatives:   either/or - neither/nor -  whether -  instead -  on the other hand -  otherwise

Cause-Effect:  for -  so -   accordingly -  after all -  as a result -  consequently -  hence -  therefore -  thus -  because -
in order that -  since

Comparison:  both -  and also -  equally evidently -  equally -  in like manner -  likewise -  similarly - as - as  if - as though

Concession: notwithstanding- of course-  to be sure -  although -  even if - even - even though- though - granted that

Condition or Manner:  apparently - supposedly - as - as if - as though - if - inasmuch as -  provided that - so that -
unless -  whenever - whether

Contrast:  but -  yet -  conversely -  however -  in contrast -  instead -  nevertheless - notwithstanding - on the contrary -
on the other hand - otherwise -  still -  although - even though - whereas

Emphasis:  not only /  but also -  above all -  actually - after all - again - certainly - clearly - equally important -
fortunately - indeed -  in fact -  in other words - more important(ly) -  most important(ly) -  naturally -  obviously -
plainly - surely - truly - undoubtedly - without doubt

Example or Illustration:  as an illustration - for example - for instance - in particular - specifically

Time or Sequence:  afterward - at first - at last - eventually - finally - first(ly) - formerly - gradually - immediately - last - later - meanwhile - next - now - originally - previously - recently - soon - subsequently - suddenly - temporarily - then -
after - as - as soon as - before - since - until -  when - whenever - while

Summary : so - all in all - finally - in brief- in conclusion - in other words - in summary - on the whole

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Last revision: August 4, 2003
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