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Hello,

I was reading an article on conjuction. It says that a conjuction is a word which merely joins words or sentences.

It further says that relative pronouns and relative adverbs are also conjuctions but they do the other works also.

My doubts are:

1. Are relative pronouns and adverbs a conjuction?

2. What other works do they do?
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Dear Hanuman,

A conjunction may link two words or phrases. We may therefore say «I am cold but happy». «But» therefore links «cold» and «happy».

A relative pronoun may link two phrases. The relative pronoun in one phrase refers, however, to a constituent of the other phrase. We may therefore say «He is Hanuman, who has asked an interesting question». «Who» refers to «Hanuman» in the first part.

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Goldmund
no.. they are not relatives.
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Hanuman_2000Hello,I was reading an article on conjuction. It says that a conjuction is a word which merely joins words or sentences.

It further says that relative pronouns and relative adverbs are also conjuctions but they do the other works also.

My doubts are:

1. Are relative pronouns and some adverbs a conjunction? Yes, the latter are sometimes called conjunctive adverbs.

2. What other works do they do?

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2a. Relative pronouns functions as a conjunction, usually connecting two clauses. For example,

[You are the person] who [asks such fine questions].

2b. As for conjunctive adverbs, they only connect the ideas of two sentences; therefore, a semi-colon is always used in the middle of the two sentences. For instance,

[Such fine questions are complicated]; consequently/as a result/therefore/thus, [few people can explain them clearly].
what is the conjuction ?
Hi Anon

The discussion in this thread was about conjunctions.

definition of "conjunction"
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Conjunction is a joiner, a word that connects parts of a sentence...Emotion: smile