Conjunction – Conjonction


Let's Define It!

What's a *conjunction*?

conjunction (in French, conjonction) is a word that connects words, phrases or clauses.

In French, there are two types of conjunctions:

  1. les conjonctions de coordination (coordinating conjunctions)
  2. les conjonctions de subordination (subordinating conjunctions)

* Coordinating conjunctions include words such as mais, ou, et, or and so on.

* Subordinating conjunctions include words such as parce que, avant que, bien que, and many others and introduce a subordinating clauseNous ré. Generally speaking, subordinating conjunctions will be introduced by "que" (or an extended variant of it as seen above) plus a conjugated verb.


Let's Pronounce It!

What does it sound like in French?


Let's Have an Example or Two!

Can a little reinforcement do the trick?

Here are a few sentences including (subordinating/coordinating) conjunctions

  1. Mes parents et moi sommes allés au marché. / (My parents and I went to the market).
  2. Nous réussirons quoi qu'il advienne. (We will succeed no matter what happens)
  3. Je n'ai pas mangé parce que je n'avais pas très faim. (I didn't eat because I was not very hungry)
  4. Veux-tu une baguette ou un croissant? (Do you want a baguette or a croissant?)


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