There are two main kinds of conjunction.
You can have ice cream or strawberries.
He plays football and cricket.
The weather was cold but clear.
I waited at home until she arrived.
He went to bed because he was tired.
Starting a sentence with a conjunction
You might have been taught that it’s not good English to start a sentence with a conjunction such as and or but. It’s not grammatically incorrect to do so, however, and many respected writers use conjunctions at the start of a sentence to create a dramatic or forceful effect. For example:
Beginning a sentence with a conjunction can also be a useful way of conveying surprise:
And are you really going?
But didn’t she tell you?
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