List of Conjunctions

50 Common English Conjunctions

Here is a list of 50 English conjunctions. The list is sortable, editable, and printable. It can be displayed as normal text or in columns (up to 4).

Just for fun, we've added game of hangman, which selects a conjunction from this list as the secret word.

Table of Contents

  • A Reminder about Conjunctions
  • The Top 10 Conjunctions in English
  • Sortable, Editable, and Printable List
  • Learn with Hangman!

A Reminder about Conjunctions

Conjunctions connect words, phrases, and clauses in a sentence. They are words that join or link different parts of a sentence, showing how the ideas in the sentence relate to one another.

There are different types of conjunctions, including coordinating conjunctions, subordinating conjunctions, and correlative conjunctions.
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The Top 10 Conjunctions in English

  • 1. And: Used to connect words, phrases, or clauses.
    Example: I like tea and coffee.
  • 2. But: Used to introduce a contrasting or unexpected element.
    Example: She is smart, but she can be lazy.
  • 3. Or: Used to present alternatives or choices.
    Example: Would you like tea or coffee?
  • 4. So: Indicates a consequence or result.
    Example: It was raining, so I took an umbrella.
  • 5. Yet: Used to show a contrast or introduce a surprising fact.
    Example: She works hard, yet she never complains.
  • 6. Because: Provides a reason or explanation.
    Example: I stayed home because I was feeling sick.
  • 7. If: Introduces a condition or possibility.
    Example: If it rains, we will stay indoors.
  • 8. When: Introduces a time or a condition.
    Example: Remove the cake from the oven when the alarm sounds.
  • 9. Since: Indicates a reason or time.
    Example: I haven't seen her since last week.
  • 10. While: Indicates a contrast or simultaneous actions.
    Example: She read a book while waiting for the train.
Learn more about the different types of conjunction.

Sortable, Editable, and Printable List

after, although, and, as, as soon as, as-so, because, before, but, by the time, either-or, even if, even though, every time, for, if, in case, in order that, in the event that, just in case, neither-nor, nor, not only-but also, not-but, now that, once, only if, or, provided that, rather than, since, so, so that, than, that, though, until, when, whenever, where, whereas, wherever, whether, whether or not, while, why, yet

Learn with Hangman!

Hangman is a classic word game. In this version, the hidden word is always a conjunction from this list. (Choose your first letter to start.)
  • Guess the hidden preposition by choosing one letter at a time.
  • If you guess a letter in the hidden preposition, then all is good.
  • If you guess a letter that is not in the hidden preposition, then the hangman starts to build the gallows.
  • If the gallows are completed, you lose.
  • Good luck!
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.